(Washington Times) President Trump’s intense pressure on fellow NATO member countries to spend more on defense paid off Thursday with countries committing to spend $33 billion this year.
NATO members also committed to accelerating the timetable to reach the agreed upon spending level of 2 percent of GDP, Mr. Trump said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Brussels.
“Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment,” he said on the second day of the summit.
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Mr. Trump stressed that the U.S. remained committed to NATO and that he was pleased that allies committed to treating the U.S. more fairly.