Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump Claims Victory at NATO, Says His 'Pay Up' Demands Are Already Paying Off

Quite a fuss was made when President Donald Trump gave his first address to NATO officials and immediately demanded that the other member nations start footing their shares of the sizable bill.

His comments, in part, were as follows:

"I have been very, very direct with Secretary [Jens] Stoltenberg and members of the alliance in saying that NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations. Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense.
This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years."


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