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Former U.S. Ambassador Responds To Trump’s Rhetoric On NATO

Douglas Lute

(Original source NPR)

“NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Gen. Douglas Lute, who was the U.S. ambassador to NATO until January, about Trump’s visit to NATO, and how his comments square with his past statements about the alliance.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Now to help us read between the lines of the pageantry and speeches of the day is Ambassador Douglas Lute. He served in both the Bush and Obama administrations and is the former U.S. permanent representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Ambassador, we heard the word taking to task, scold (laughter), lecturing, whatever it was that took place right in front of this new billion-dollar-euro building. What did you make of President Trump’s speech?”

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