Thursday, July 12, 2018

HORRIFIC Thanks Trump, NATO Member Spending to Explode

Yes, Trump wants everyone in on the insane militarization of the world.

“President Trump upended the NATO summit here Thursday by calling an emergency meeting of leaders and threatening that if all member countries do not immediately increase their defense spending commitments, the United States would go it alone,” the Washington Post reports.

“It was not clear whether Trump was threatening a U.S. withdrawal from NATO, but some diplomats perceived his comments that way.”

“Trump told NATO leaders that if they did not meet their defense spending targets of 2 percent of gross domestic product by January, the United States would go it alone… The officials said Trump threatened to ‘do his own thing.’”




Trump just stated in an unscheduled news conference that all NATO members have agreed to increase their defense spending after he told them he was "extremely unhappy."

"Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They're going to up it at levels that they never thought of before," Trump said.

"I told people that I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their financial commitments substantially," Trump said when asked if he threatened to pull out of the alliance. "I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening, and they have now substantially upped their commitment."

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  1. But French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday rejected Trump's assertion.

    "There was a communiqué released yesterday it was very detailed and I invite you to read it ... It shows the measures approved by all the member states. This communiqué is clear, it reaffirms a commitment to 2% in 2024. That is all," Macron said.