ua en ru

Biden on Trump's foreign policy: 'It's shameful. It's dangerous. It's un-American'

Biden on Trump's foreign policy: 'It's shameful. It's dangerous. It's un-American' Photo: US President Joe Biden (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

President Joe Biden has once again criticized Donald Trump after the former president suggested he would encourage Russia to invade NATO countries, reports CNN.

According to Biden, such comments are tantamount to bowing to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

"The remarks – Biden’s latest criticism of Trump from the White House – are some of his harshest criticism of his likely rival on foreign policy to date," the article writes.

CNN also notes that for Biden, who has spent much of his career dealing with transatlantic security issues, Trump's statement was particularly offensive.

According to a person familiar with the situation, when the president heard about these statements later, he was shocked. Later, as part of his election campaign, he made a statement condemning these sentiments.

Biden continues to criticize Trump

But the criticism from the White House went even further. In his speech, in which Trump's name was mentioned at least six times, Biden sought to decisively refute questions about U.S. support for its allies.

"No other president in our history has bowed down to a Russian dictator. Let me say this as clearly as I can: I never will. For God’s sake, it’s dumb. It’s shameful. It’s dangerous. It’s un-American," Biden said.

On Tuesday, Biden devoted a significant portion of his speech to the issue of assistance to Ukraine, criticizing Trump for statements that, in his words, undermine long-standing U.S. values.

"When America gives its word, it means something. When we make a commitment, we keep it and NATO is a sacred commitment," Biden said.

What else Biden said

According to the current president, Trump sees the obligation to defend allies as a burden.

He said Trump viewed the defense alliance as a "protection racket" and did not understand its role in protecting freedom and security.

"For Trump, principles never matter. Everything is transactional," Biden said.

He said that America's adversaries were pleased when they heard Trump's comments.

Trump's controversial statement
Recall that during a political rally on February 10 in South Carolina, Trump complained about what he called "overdue" payments from some NATO countries and recounted a past conversation with the head of a "big country" about Russia's attack on such countries.

"No, I wouldn't defend you. Actually, I would encourage them (Russia) to do whatever the hell they want. You should pay," Trump told an unnamed leader.

These statements prompted backlash from the White House, which called them "terrible and insane," as well as from other senior Western officials.

U.S. President Joe Biden called Donald Trump a "useful tool" for Putin.

More details about Trump's threats, the reaction of allies, the reasons for such rhetoric, and the risks for our country can be found in the material of RBC-Ukraine.