The Latest: Obama criticizes Trump for his NATO comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):

9 a.m.

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of what he calls Trump’s “lack of preparedness” on foreign policy.

Obama tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Trump’s comments amount to an admission that the U.S. “might not abide” by NATO’s “most central tenet.”

NATO members promise that an attack against any of them is considered an assault against all.

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8:50 a.m.

It’s become a bit easier for Hillary Clinton to formally claim the nomination at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Committee has released a slightly trimmed list of superdelegates — those are the party officials who can back any candidate.

There are now 4,763 total delegates, and 712 of them are superdelegates.

Two superdelegates left their positions in the last month, while Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii died from cancer.

It now takes 2,382 delegates to formally clinch the nomination.

Heading into the convention, Clinton now has 2,814, when including superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count. Sanders has 1,893.

More than 50 remain uncommitted.

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