NATO

Trump says leaving NATO is 'unnecessary,' claims allies will boost funding

7/13/18
from NBCNews,
7/12/18:

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it is “unnecessary” for the United States to pull out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, citing European nations’ commitments to increase spending on their own militaries on an accelerated timeline.

"President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO," Macron said. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in his own press conference soon after, said the talks between Trump and the leaders of other NATO members had been a “frank and open discussion” that “made NATO stronger." "It has created a new sense of urgency,” he said, adding that "a clear message from President Trump is having an impact.” While Trump was short on detail, he was long on unity

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