Washington (July 11, 2018): U.S. President Donald Trump says that The United States is spending far more on NATO than any other Country.
The European Union makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe (U.S. has a $151 Billion trade deficit), and then they want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn’t work!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
Donald Trump said in Brussels today, during NATO Summit that European NATO members and Canada are lagging on a pledge to aim to spend two percent of GDP on defence.European Council President Donald Tusk accused the president Trump of criticizing Europe almost daily.
He said the US did not and would not have a better ally than the EU, reminding the president that European troops had also fought and died in Afghanistan after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US.
Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn’t have and won’t have a better ally than EU. We spend on defense much more than Russia and as much as China. I hope you have no doubt this is an investment in our security, which cannot be said with confidence about Russian & Chinese spending 🙂
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) July 10, 2018
Mr Tusk added that the EU spent more than Russia on defence, and as much as China.NATO summit begins today at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Dozens of heads of state and government are set to meet in Brussels today.