President Trump hailed NATO member states’ decision to drastically increase their commitment to mutual defense spending Thursday, saying “NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago.”
The President spoke with reporters after emerging from a high-stakes “emergency meeting” amongst the world leaders; praising their joint decision to ratchet up defense spending to ensure the survival of the international alliance.
“I let them know that I was extremely unhappy … It all came together in the end. It was a little tough for a while,” Trump said. “NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago.”
The President met with the leaders of fellow member states for the two-day summit this week, addressing a host of issues such as the fight against terrorism, defense spending, and the alliance’s future.
The Commander-in-Chief departs Brussels for the UK Thursday, where he’s set to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.