Trump says NATO members have agreed to spending increases

Trump says NATO members have agreed to spending increases

US President Donald Trump said he is “very, very happy” because NATO members have pledged to increase defence spending to levels “never seen before”, despite denials from allies like France that additional pledges were made beyond previous targets.  

In a press conference in Brussels on Thursday, Trump said NATO members would increase their contribution at a “much faster clip” than scheduled.

“We made a tremendous amount of progress today,” Trump said during the surprise news conference.

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