VIA| During his meeting with NATO heads of state today, President Donald Trump gave them a serious tongue lashing for not paying their fair share into the international alliance.
“23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defences,” said Trump, speaking at the newly unveiled 9/11 memorial in Brussels.
“This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.”
“Members of the alliance must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations,” he also said as the NATO members he was skewering shifted uncomfortably a few feet away.
CNN states that “Trump’s remarks – paired with his conspicuous decision not to reiterate US commitment to NATO’s mutual defense provision, Article 5 – are likely to unsettle allies who had hoped to hear Trump assuage their concerns about his commitment to the historic alliance.”
The New York Times, meanwhile, reports that Trump has previously stated the United States would only come to the defense of nations that contributed more to NATO and spent more on their own military.
“Mr. Trump’s repeated refusal to endorse that principle as a candidate, and now as president, has raised fears among allies in NATO about whether the United States would automatically come to their defense in the event of an attack,” the outlet continues.
See Trump’s full remarks – which included his call for terrorism and the ideology that fuels it to be stopped – below.
This was not the only based move President Donald Trump made today.
He also put America first by physically removing NATO leaders as they blocked the spot on which he was supposed to be standing for a photo op.
In another based move, Trump made French President Emmanuel Macron look like a little girl after the former ignored his invitation for a hug in favor of embracing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Macron ignores Trump.
Trump responds by making Macron look like the manlet he is. 😄👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/RTGUXLzHfi
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 25, 2017
According to CNN, President Donald Trump is currently visiting the brand new NATO headquarters in Brussels for a summit.