Russian President Vladimir Putin’s greatest nemesis is the countries of NATO, which include North America and most of Europe, who helped to dismantle the U.S.S.R. Now, with Putin’s aggression against the country of Ukraine, allied nations under NATO have unified to push back against the powerful country trying to gobble up the fledgling country with far fewer resources than Russia has.
On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked questions about President Joe Biden’s thoughts on NATO and the direction they will go to address the conflict in Ukraine. Mostly, the reporter wanted to know about NATO countries’ contributions to the effort to back Ukraine against Russia.
‘President Putin has been one of the greatest unifiers of NATO in modern history. So I guess that is one thing we can thank him for…To look over the past weekend, not only did you see a NATO alliance, that was incredibly unified, and an agreement among the Europeans, that there needed to be additional assistance, provided in the form of security assistance, to Ukraine, but you saw a number of countries take steps that they had not taken in recent history.’
“Joe Biden has done what we need American presidents to do, which is quietly, diplomatically stitching NATO back together after it was being ripped apart by Donald Trump for four years.” —@joenbc pic.twitter.com/UrFo9WbkhA
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 28, 2022
While the last president, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, did everything he could to undermine NATO, haranguing them about increasing the amount of their financial contributions, even from far poorer countries to the United States, to meet the goal (not the requirement) in NATO contributions, the new president, who beat the old one by seven million votes, is working together with those countries.
Twitter had a lot of thoughts on the subject of Putin and the aggression that has united Ukraine. Read some of their comments below: