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    Translation: The check is in the mail!

    Trump gets NATO members to spend more on defense

    President Trump’s intense pressure on fellow NATO member countries to spend more on defense paid off Thursday with countries committing to spend $33 billion this year.

    NATO members also committed to accelerating the timetable to reach the agreed upon spending level of 2 percent of GDP, Mr. Trump said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Brussels.

    “Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment,” he said on the second day of the summit.


    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-more-defense/


    Anyone want to bet against Europe's increase never materializing!
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    Wait a minute. Are you saying that everything Tranny posted in the other thread about the NATO Summit is untrue?
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    France said immediately after the conference that no new accords have been made, they are only looking to meet the 2% they originally agreed on.
    "It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    France said immediately after the conference that no new accords have been made, they are only looking to meet the 2% they originally agreed on.
    France happens to be one of the few that's spending close to the agreed target....I think Maccaroni was anxious to get out in front of the story for home consumption..lest any of his constituents thing that he'd agreed to "up" France's contributions.
    "I've got to start eating at home more" - J. Dahmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Trump gets NATO members to spend more on defense

    President Trump’s intense pressure on fellow NATO member countries to spend more on defense paid off Thursday with countries committing to spend $33 billion this year.

    NATO members also committed to accelerating the timetable to reach the agreed upon spending level of 2 percent of GDP, Mr. Trump said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Brussels.

    “Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment,” he said on the second day of the summit.


    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-more-defense/


    Anyone want to bet against Europe's increase never materializing!
    You do understand that this is the EXACT same thing Trump said when he left the NATO meeting LAST YEAR...and he was LYING then...why do you think he is telling the truth NOW???

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    You do understand that this is the EXACT same thing Trump said when he left the NATO meeting LAST YEAR...and he was LYING then...why do you think he is telling the truth NOW???
    Trump cannot guarantee what other countries will do.
    What he can guarantee is what we will do.

    He says we are considering pulling out of NATO.

    I am cool with that. Let them look out for themselves.

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    I'm down with leaving if they do not immediately meet their FAIR share of the costs. Unfortunately, that would eliminate a lot of very choice duty assignments and billets in lots of really cool countries. If we no longer belong to NATO, no need for our troops to be there UNLESS the host country foots the entire bill, right?
    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." John Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    France said immediately after the conference that no new accords have been made, they are only looking to meet the 2% they originally agreed on.
    Under BHO, they weren’t held accountable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    Under BHO, they weren’t held accountable.
    Not to mention the decades of presidents before him
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    I'm sure Trump will be charged with more crimes before Hillary.

    Please pin this for future reference

    Pinned, as requested.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    You do understand that this is the EXACT same thing Trump said when he left the NATO meeting LAST YEAR...and he was LYING then...why do you think he is telling the truth NOW???
    What's the lie?

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