President Donald Trump issued a tweet saying that money is starting to “pour-in” to NATO after his speech at NATO headquarters this week.
Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in- NATO will be much stronger.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017
From The Washington Examiner:
Trump said member countries must “finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations.”
NATO’s collective agreement instructs members to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense spending by 2024. But according to NATO, only five countries have met that directive: the United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Estonia and Poland.
President Trump is wrapping up his first trip abroad as President, and will spend the last day of the trip meeting with the leaders of the G7.