On Monday, President Obama took the unprecedented step of assuring NATO allies that President-elect Donald Trump would remain committed to the alliance, serving as welcome news to European leaders nervous about Trump’s campaign threats to abandon the pact.
NATO’s Secretary General made a similar gesture today, saying that he and Trump had a “good talk” over the phone and that they spoke about NATO’s “enduring importance.”
But for all those seeking reassurance, it should be noted that the man Trump tapped today to be his national security advisor appears to have played a role in shaping Trump’s controversial remarks about the 67-year-old alliance.
Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn told ABC News this past May that he first spoke to Trump in September 2015, shortly after Trump made the remark that he gets his military advice from “the shows.”
“We did talk about NATO and I told him this…