Trump is against providing financial assistance to other countries in military sphere free of charge
Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington needs to switch to the practice of providing financial assistance to other countries for their military needs only if the funds are returned.
"They [politicians] want to give like almost $100 billion to a few countries, $100 billion," The Hill said, citing Trump on Sunday as saying at a rally in South Carolina the day before in preparation for the primaries of the unfolding election campaign.
"Why do we do this? If you do, you give them, not $100 billion, you give it to 'em as a loan," the former president said.
He did not mention Israel in this context. At the same time, Trump declared the need to stop the war in Ukraine and prevent other wars from starting. He also criticized the provision of further assistance, arguing that the United States could lose hundreds of billions of dollars if Ukraine enters into an agreement with Russia, which suddenly no longer wants to deal with the United States.