Fox’s Brit Hume Criticizes Trump For Remarks On NATO

Trump’s critique of U.S. funding for European NATO countries, voiced during a South Carolina rally, is being exploited by the Biden administration and its allies. They portray him as a pawn of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, echoing the Russiagate conspiracy theory.

During Monday’s airing of “Special Report,” Fox News’ chief political analyst Brit Hume propagated the newest in a series of hoaxes. While stopping short of depicting Trump as a Kremlin sleeper agent like others have, he insinuated that the probable Republican nominee’s statements almost encourage Putin to invade Europe.

When anchor Bret Baier inquired about his thoughts on a Wall Street Journal Editorial Board column alleging that the former president “dotes on dictators,” Hume softened his criticism by attributing it to Trump’s typical behavior, but continued to promote the NATO hoax perpetrated by familiar sources.

Hume commented, “My guess about that, Bret, was it is — it’s typical Trump loose talk. My guess is that he meant that as a way of threatening the NATO allies that haven’t paid their full freight to which they are supposedly committed and have said they would pay and they’re not doing it, all of them.”

He then added, “A lot of them are but some of them are not and so he’s trying to get them to pony up. But loose talk about possibly not backing our NATO allies in the event of an attack from an enemy, particularly including Russia, is not helpful.”

Hume continued, “The one thing that the war in Ukraine has done is it has brought NATO closer together, it has strengthened NATO’s hand, it has gotten more members into NATO, the alliance now stands at a greater strength than it has in some time and that’s a good thing. And the president is not wrong that some allies have not paid their full freight, but this kind of talk tempts dictators, tempts aggressors and doesn’t help”

Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley are among those widely disseminating falsehoods about Trump’s statements. Haley’s candidacy is reportedly supported by donors with a penchant for warmongering, aided by their media allies, including Fox News.

On Monday, Trump posted on Truth Social, saying, “I MADE NATO STRONG, and even the RINOS and Radical Left Democrats admit that. When I told the 20 Countries that weren’t paying their fair share that they had to PAY UP and said without doing that you will not have U.S. Military Protection, the money came rolling in. After so many years of the United States picking up the tab, it was a beautiful sight to see. But now, without me there to say YOU MUST PAY, they are at it again.”