NATO Secretary General Says Nations Contributing Much More After Trump Demanded Greater Investment

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President Donald Trump was effective in pushing members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to contribute more money toward their collective defense, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday.

“Now we see the results,” Stoltenberg said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” after mentioning how member agreed to invest more. “By the end of next year, NATO allies will add 100 billion extra U.S. dollars for defense.”

His comments came on the tail of mass criticism that the president was hurting U.S.-European relations by pressing nations on trade and NATO funding. While speaking at a NATO summit in July, Trump said member nations should double their contributions given the disproportionately higher amount that the U.S. paid.

“He has committed to NATO,” Stoltenberg said of Trump. “He has stated that clearly just a few days ago and also at the NATO summit in July. But at the same time, he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more, and therefore at the summit in July last year, we agreed to do more.”

Watch Stoltenberg’s comments below:

Trump celebrated Stoltenberg’s comments on Twitter and claimed that “Fake News” and Democrats unfairly portrayed his diplomatic strategy.

Last year, Trump’s NATO criticism appeared to clash with congressional Republicans who passed a resolution defining the organization as “the most important and critical security link between the United States and Europe.”

When Trump addressed this issue and others earlier this month, he indicated that he didn’t care whether Europeans disliked him.

“When they say I’m not popular in Europe — I shouldn’t be popular in Europe,” he told the press. “If I was popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job because I want Europe to pay.”

He specifically called out Germany, which he complained was only paying 1 percent of its gross domestic product toward NATO.

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KhyberRifle
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It’ll take magic to twist the Sec Gen’s words without being outed but no doubt some would try. Of course this ‘news’ could be suppressed, but surprisingly all the bent left media dicks published these remarks. They had to. Stoltenberg left no opening for refutation. European anti-Trump noise is subsiding for what are obvious reasons: they’re wishing they’d too had a hard line on immigration – but too late now. Meanwhile the fattest cat on the fence, Germany, had no idea security was required

Madison Dibble
Admin

It’s good to see our allies start to foot the bill for their security.

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