But speaking to reporters in Scotland, Cameron said the military alliance is “what helps to keep us safe — and that is so essential in this world where we have seen Putin’s terrible, illegal invasion of Ukraine.”
“Of course we want all countries, like us, to spend 2 percent (of GDP on defense), but I think what was said was not a sensible approach,” Cameron added.
No. 10 Downing St. responded to Trump’s remarks Monday by saying the U.K. remains “fully committed to standing with our allies to combat Russian aggression.”
The U.K.’s rejection of Trump’s comments comes amid a wider pushback across Europe.
On Monday Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk argued that the alliance should never waiver in its ideal of “All for one, and one for all!”