President Donald Trump “is committed to NATO” and merits credit in acquiring $100 billion more in resistance spending for the coalition, Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, said Sunday.
“President Trump has been very clear: He is committed to NATO. He stated that clearly just a few days ago and also at the NATO summit in July,” Stoltenberg said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Stoltenberg’s remark remains rather than Democrats who fear Trump needs to haul out of NATO, and some who have communicated concern he could be undermining the military partnership since it benefits Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A New York Times report recently said Trump over and again advised helpers he needed to haul out of the coalition. In light of the report, Democrats pushed for enactment requiring congressional endorsement of any move to leave NATO.
Trump has additionally been criticized for his forceful methodology in demanding America’s “delinquent” partners pay a more noteworthy offer toward the collective defense agreement. At the summit in July, he requested alternate individuals “immediately” increment their commitments.
Stoltenberg said the extreme methodology satisfied.
“We agreed to do more to step up – and now we see the results. By the end of next year, NATO allies will add $100 billion extra toward defense,” he said. “So we see some real money and some real results. And we see that the clear message from President Donald Trump is having an impact.”
The president observed Stoltenberg’s interview.
“Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, just stated that because of me NATO has been able to raise far more money than ever before from its members after many years of decline,” Trump tweeted. “It’s called burden sharing. Also, more united.”
The president additionally said Stoltenberg’s meeting undermined the story from “Dems and Fake News” who “like to portray the opposite” of his association with NATO.
Whenever inquired as to whether he was worried that Trump was “helping Putin splinter NATO,” Stoltenberg stated, “What I see is that actually NATO is united because we are able to adapt to deliver. North America and Europe are doing more together now than before.”
Stoltenberg said Trump is helping “us adapt the alliance, which we need, because we live in a more unpredictable world.”
“And you have to remember that the increase we now see in defense spending by European and NATO allies comes after years of decline. So before they were cutting billions. Now they’re actually adding billions,” he said.
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