In line with demands made earlier in his first term as U.S. president, it is understood Donald Trump will continue to push America’s allies to pay their “fair share” towards mutual defence costs should he win a second term in November’s Presidential Election according to sources.
Seen as one of his “core priorities for the second term” alongside a reduced reliance on China, President Trump will face Democrat Joe Biden, in the November 3rd election with many now predicting a Trump victory.
It is understood President Trump will go into further details on the role he expects allies of the U.S. to play in the years ahead to face down the China threat in a speech at which he officially accepts the nomination as Republican Party candidate later in the week.
Along with his “get allies to pay their fair share,” quest, Mr. Trump will also reportedly be looking to reduce the overseas military commitment of U.S. Forces it is said.
And, with Trump now much more openly anti-China than in the first half of his four year term, and said to be now going after a nation he sees as “stealing” jobs from American workers and as permitting COVID-19 to spread, according to his campaign, should Trump defeat Biden it is anticipated tensions could start to rise in Asia with the region seen as a first stage buffer in the Trump quest to bring China down a peg or two.
It is the COVID-19 outbreak, that has been traced back to the Chinese city of Wuhan, that particularly irks the Trump administration, and is seen behind many of the problems he now faces in election year.
The U.S. is currently the nation with the highest number of infections and fatalities from the disease, and as a result has seen its economy hit very hard; something Joe Biden’s Democrats are keep to exploit over the next two months of campaigning.
But while Trump has faced repeated criticism at home for his handling of a pandemic not of his making, he has assured the American people that a vaccine will be ready by the end of the current year and that America will “return to normal in 2021.”