DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect the way the world changed, but really should not be interpreted as and therefore it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said .
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that Trump's comments had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Trump, who’s resulting from be sworn in on Friday, criticized NATO because of defending against terrorist attacks.
"NATO is working but you will find reasons for it that requirement to alter its keep are parts of it which have been, from the words of Trump, 'obsolete'", Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund manager that is joining Trump's White House staff as an adviser, told viewers with the World Economic Forum (WEF).
NATO has become seen considering that the 1950s when the keystone of western European defenses, extending its zone of activity within the post-Cold War period towards borders of Russia.
"We must look at changing the (NATO) treaty to front face the 21st and 22nd centuries," Scaramucci said, adding the main objective should undoubtedly on finding common cause with Russia.
"Let’s look for a means to get on better (with Russia). We will need to focus less on combatting Communism and even more on rejecting radical Islam," he explained.
Trump’s comments about countries wanting to pay their strategies NATO reflected his background as a businessman and property developer and created sense, Scaramucci said.
Scaramucci also said the United States needed to create more symmetry in trade agreements and have a "phenomenal relationship" with China, calling on Beijing to "reach now towards us and enable us to make this symmetry".
In Washington, Trump’s opinion of NATO are not shared by so many fellow Republicans. John McCain, the influential Republican chairman from the Senate Military Committee, noted how NATO allies sent their troops to deal with during the war on terrorism declared right at that moment President George W. Bush following Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks on The big apple and Washington.
"I wouldn’t think we’ve got to ever forget that – that they were prepared send their younger people to Afghanistan to fight, not since they were attacked, but because we’re attacked,” McCain told CNN on Tuesday.
Addressing concerns that are raised about the way Trump has communicated his ideas and thoughts up to now, Scaramucci said people really should not be worried or alarmed via the president-elect's tweets.
As for his personal business interests, Scaramucci said he had signed a great deal for your sale of his Skybridge hedge fund.