Trump upends NATO summit, demands immediate spending increases

“Trump said Germany agreed to accelerate its defense spending increases” writes Michael Birnbaum Is for Throughout his presidency, Trump has railed against European allies for not paying more for the defenses and becoming too dependent on the United States.He pointed to what he said were $33 billion in NATO defense spending increases this year as evidence that his push was having an effect. “They are spending at a much faster clip; they are going up to the 2 percent level,” Trump said.

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