Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the U.S. should work with NATO to stop Islamic militant groups, only a few months after calling the organization ''obsolete''. Rough Cut (no reporter naration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Monday (August 15) that the U.S. should work with NATO as it works to stop Islamic militant organizations like Islamic State. The remarks are a sharp contrast to comments he's made about the organization in the past. In an interview on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos earlier this year, he called NATO, "obsolete." But in a speech in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday, he praised the organization for setting up a division devoted to combating radical ideologies. The endorsement comes amid growing criticism of Trump by prominent conservatives. The Wall Street Journal said on Monday in a sharply worded warning from a leading conservative voice that Trump should fix his stumbling White House campaign or step down. The New York real estate developer, who has never held elected office, has been mired in weeks of controversy and opinion polls show him falling behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the race for the Nov. 8 election. The Journal urged Trump's backers to push the candidate to conduct himself with a more presidential demeanor and begin running a more disciplined campaign