>> And why in the coming weeks, my administration will do everything we can to support the smoothest transition possible. Because that's how democracy has to work. In recent years, we've made historic investments in NATO, increased America's presence in Europe. And today's NATO the world's greatest alliance is as strong and as ready as it's ever been.
And I am confident that just as America's commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance has endured for seven decades, whether it's been under a Democratic or Republican administration. That commitment will continue, including our pledge and our treaty obligation to defend every ally. But