US presidential candidate and Republican front-runner Donald Trump reiterated his belief that Japan should arm itself to deter a threat from North Korea rather than have the US military protect the longtime ally against the rogue nuclear nation. "I would rather have them not arm, but I'm not going to continue to lose this tremendous amount of money. And frankly, the case could be made that let them protect themselves against North Korea. They'd probably wipe them out pretty quick," Trump said at a campaign event in Wausau, Wisconsin on Saturday. Trump added, "If they fight, you know what, that'd be a terrible thing. Terrible. ... But if they do, they do," CNN reported.
Trump, who appeared at three campaign events throughout Wisconsin on Saturday, reiterated his claim that many of the nations in NATO are "not paying their fair share". "Either they pay up, including for past deficiencies, or they have to get out. And if it breaks up NATO, it breaks up NATO," Trump said at a rally in Racine, Wisconsin. The presidential front-runner also questioned the Washington's relationship with Saudi Arabia where he accused the oil-rich nation of not pitching in a "fair pay" for US defence.