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Ukraine’s Greatest Adversary is Not Russia, it is Trump

Biden is a close second and says, “If I only had a middle class, I could think.”

6 min readFeb 20, 2024


Donald Trump, billionaire and presumptive nominee for the Republican Party this year, has been vocally critical of NATO. He says that Europe isn’t spending enough money on defense to support NATO. Trump has more than once said that he would end American membership in NATO if he could. If NATO was looking for an adversary, Russia was just a distraction from Trump.

It's true. I can’t think of a single country in Europe that has consistently met it’s 2% GDP spending obligations. Europeans were happy on cheap Russian gas. They enjoyed the peace dividend. Europe was slacking on arms production, and America was not far behind. Things were fine until Ukraine knocked on NATO’s door, asking for membership, like it was all innocent.

I don’t think defense is a question of money as much as brains and hands. I’ve found several well-placed observers who can plainly state that Russia is outproducing arms more than all of Europe and America together. Russia makes more tanks, more shells, more planes, and more ships than The Collective West.

Between America and Europe, there’s about a billion people. Last time I checked, Russia has 143 million people. How is…