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    Former Education Minister Responds to Trump’s Statement

    “Joe Biden’s policies led Russia to attack Ukraine,” argued Przemysław Czarnek, former education minister. The Law and Justice (PiS) politician commented on Donald Trump’s controversial statement.

    Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member country that doesn’t meet 2% GDP spending guidelines on defense in a stunning admission he would not abide by the collective-defense clause at the heart of the alliance if reelected.

    Przemysław Czarnek argued that there was no “encouragement,” as the meaning of the former US president’s words is “completely different.” “Although I think this statement is absolutely risky. If there was no war in Ukraine, one could say it was fine,” assessed the Law and Justice politician. The former Minister of Education, however, noted that such words “cross a certain line.”

    He also explained what, in his opinion, Trump was talking about. According to him, the former president wanted to convey that it’s necessary to “pay dues,” allocating a minimum of 2% of GDP to defense. “If someone does not pay, it violates the discipline according to NATO,” Czarnek explained, adding that Donald Trump’s statement should not have occurred because it causes “unnecessary worries.” “I do not support the statement, but I support the demand that everyone should pay 2% of GDP on defense,” the politician summarized.

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