While attending a NATO summit, the President called out 23 of the 28 countries of NATO for not doing their part to contribute. The President scolded NATO for placing too much of the burden on US taxpayers.
“This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” he said. “Over the last eight years, the United States spent more on defense than all other NATO countries combined. If all NATO members had spent just two percent of their GDP on defense last year, we would have another $119 billion for our collective defense and for the financing for additional NATO reserves.”
You can watch his comments below:
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After his remarks, there was an awkward moment when the President wanted to make sure America was first. As the group gathered for a photo, the President moved another member aside so he would be in the middle of the picture. You see the incident below:
It appears that the President has a message he wants to send to NATO: We support you, pay up, and we are in charge. Do you have a problem with this or do you think it’s about time.
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