US presidential contender Donald Trump has taken aim at NATO once again.
The billionaire businessman and reality TV star went further than ever before saying that the military alliance was obsolete and that their allies were not paying their fair share.
“We are protecting them and they are getting all sorts of military protection and other things and they’re ripping off the United States and they’re ripping you off.
“I don’t care. I don’t want to do that. Either they pay up including for past deficiencies or they have to get out. And if it breaks up NATO it breaks up NATO”.
As the race for the Republican nomination heats up, Trump hopes to win points against his main rival Ted Cruz, but Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton hit back.
Speaking at a rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin she said: “When he insults NATO and our Asian allies by saying basically we are going to walk away, he’s putting at risk the coalition of nations we need to defeat ISIS.
“He’s basically making our situation worse and more dangerous around the world.”
Tuesday’s vote in Wisconsin is squaring up to be a pivotal one for Trump, who trails Cruz.
Clinton hopes to secure the badger state, after rival Bernie Sanders cleaned up in the latest votes on the west coast.