There is no question that some of the top officials around President Trump are trying to stop him from making some dramatic decisions, particularly with regard to foreign affairs.
And one of their favorite methods is to make sure the press finds them about these efforts.
One view would be that these are "state-level" operators trying to stop a president who wants to be disruptive – even though they often include his own top employees.
Another view would be these are the so-called adults in the room, the people are far better informed than Trump, especially in military matters.
Obviously, "the generals" ̵
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But even those who are danced by Trump to do more with their agenda sometimes put a brake on the blow to the gas.
That's clear yesterday's piece in the New York Times:
"Last year, President Trump proposed destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States."
The ubiquitous "senior officials" told the newspaper several times in the course of 2018 that Mr. Trump privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and that current and former officials supporting the Alliance said they feared it Mr. Trump could return to his threat as allied military spending continues to fall short of the president's goals. "
This is amazing because the 70-year Alliance has strong support from both sides and has generally believed that it helped both America and Europe to win the Cold War and deter communist aggression."
But it's worth it He also noted that no matter what was revealed behind the scenes, Trump did not really propose such a drastic step.
Nevertheless, there is enough cause for concern that high-ranking officials or their intermediaries were involved in this leak.  [19459005MARCTHIESSEN:TRUMPFPUTINNATOUNDDIEMONTENEGROQUESTION
At the time "Mr. Trump's national security team, including Jim Mattis, the then Secretary of Defense, and national security adviser John R. Bolton sought to keep US strategy on track, without mentioning a withdrawal that would drastically reduce Washington's influence in Europe and Russia could encourage it for decades. "
The key word is Russia, because many anti-Trump experts insist on this story as proof of the fact that Vladimir Putin's commandments are being implemented by Trump, the only question they see is whether the president is weak There is nothing wrong with the Kremlin or Putin, apparently there is no evidence of the latter.
It is no secret that Trump repeatedly denounces NATO and called on Angela Merkel and other leaders in their meetings to call for alliances, above all in financial terms, the President has complained that Member States are not contributing enough to common defense and relying on the United States to carry them.
I knew that Trump is not a fan of treaties and trade agreements after he left the Paris Climate Agreement, which withdrew nuclear agreements with Iran and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The White House denies the G The Times pointed to Trump's July comments, which described the Alliance as "very important" and the US commitment to NATO as "very strong."
However, according to the story, "when Mr. Trump first spoke about the possibility of leaving the Alliance, senior officials were not sure he was serious, he has returned to the idea several times, and the officials said to amplify their concern. "
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. Congress would likely block any attempt to withdraw America from NATO History itself undoubtedly makes leaders in London, Paris, Berlin, and other Western capitals rather nervous.
Any serious effort to benefit from NATO would be a big bomb like the Brexit, and that's why the story was leaked into Trump's Most Unfavorable Gazette