President Trump Has A New Demand For NATO

Speaking at the NATO conference in Brussels President Trump has a new demand for our NATO allies. Trump wants them to raise their spending from 2 percent of GDP to 4 percent of GDP.

According to The Hill:

President Trump suggested Wednesday that NATO allies should increase their defense spending from 2 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to 4 percent.

“During the President’s remarks today at the NATO summit he suggested that countries not only meet their commitment of 2% of their GDP on defense spending, but that they increase it to 4%. The President raised this same issue when he was at NATO last year,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

“President Trump wants to see our allies share more of the burden and at a very minimum meet their already stated obligations,” she added.

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev first told a national radio station that Trump had raised the prospect of a heightened spending commitment during a meeting with world leaders at the NATO summit.

The question now becomes if countries will follow suit, and what Trump will do to force their hand.


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