Trump Demands NATO Countries Meet Defense Spending “Immediately”

Also wants amount doubled

Image Credits: Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday demanded that America’s NATO allies raise their domestic defense spending levels to 2 percent “immediately” instead of by 2024, as NATO had previously agreed.

The tweet was Trump’s latest provocation in what has been a combative day as he attends a NATO summit in Brussels.

Earlier in the day, the White House confirmed that Trump also demanded that the agreed-upon level of domestic defense spending — 2 percent — be doubled, to 4 percent of gross domestic product.

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