12 iulie 2018

Trump Walks Back NATO Threats, Takes 'Total Credit' For Spending Boost

huffingtonpost.com

President Donald Trump on Thursday reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to NATO after days of threatening the body, taking full credit for increases in defense spending by member nations. “We made a tremendous amount of progress today since last year,” Trump said during a surprise news conference Thursday. “They’ve raised an additional $33 billion that’s been put up by the various countries, not including the U.S. And the U.S. commitment to NATO is very strong.” NATO countries “really stepped up [...]