NATO won't defend U.S. - Trump --The former president doesn't believe that the allies will honor their commitments | 28 Jan 2024 | NATO will not come to the rescue if the U.S. gets attacked, former President Donald Trump said on Saturday, continuing his tradition of criticizing the Western alliance. According to Article 5 of the NATO Charter, an armed attack against one member state must be considered an attack against all of them. "We're paying for NATO, and we don't get so much out of it," Trump told a crowd of supporters at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada. "And you know - I hate to tell you this about NATO - if we ever needed their help, let's say we were attacked, I don't believe they'd be there," the former president said. "I know the people." [Exactly.]