‘NATO Is Much Stronger Now’: Trump Claims Victory After Contentious Summit

Source: Time

As a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels began to wind down on Thursday, President Donald Trump claimed victory over defense spending and reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the alliance.

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After a week in which he had insulted allies and questioned the value of NATO, Trump—flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton—gave an impromptu news conference at NATO headquarters Thursday morning before leaving Brussels.

“The United States commitment to NATO is very strong,” he said. “I think NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago.”

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