Biden tells Baltic states: Don't take Trump seriously

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech in RigaBy Jeff Mason and Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Baltic leaders on Tuesday not to take seriously comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that called into question the U.S. commitment to protect NATO allies in the face of Russian aggression. On a trip to Latvia, Biden suggested Trump, who has never held elected office, did not understand NATO’s mutual defense guarantee, known as Article Five. “I want to make it absolutely clear to all the people in Baltic states: we have pledged our sacred honor, the United States of America … to the NATO treaty and Article Five,” Biden, a Democrat, said in the Latvian capital.

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