Pence: Trump ‘will stand by our allies’
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Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceUS Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy switches allegiance, joins Great Britain's team Pelosi to Democrats: 'Are you ready?' House Republicans on Judiciary strategize ahead of Wednesday's impeachment hearing MORE (R-Ind.) on Thursday said running mate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE would not abandon America’s partners overseas.

“I have every confidence Donald Trump will stand by our allies and honor our treaty obligations,” he said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”


“What I hear from Donald Trump is that we’re going to stand strongly with our allies. I’m very confident Donald Trump will stand by our allies and stop apologizing to our enemies.”

Pence said he agrees with Trump that the U.S. must reevaluate how it conducts business with the international community, however.

“We need to begin to look to our allies around the world and make sure they pay their fair share,” he said.

“It’s time for allies to pay their fair share,” the GOP’s vice presidential nominee added. "It’s time for people to step up.”

Trump on Wednesday set terms for defending America’s allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, said NATO allies must keep their promises to the U.S. before it would come to their aid.

“If they fulfill their obligations to us, the answer is yes,” he told The New York Times. "This is not 40 years ago. We are spending a fortune on military in order to lose $800 billion. That doesn’t sound smart to me."