US President Donald Trump told about his satisfaction with NATO allies emerging paying on defense, addressing a “rocket-ship” increase since he took office.
The US President told the reporters, “tremendous progress has been made and NATO’s much stronger ” as he met NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg before the alliance’s 70th-anniversary celebrations in Washington.
He said about the costs, “It’s a rocket ship up ”. He added, “ People are paying and I’m very happy”. The US President has raised toughed voice about NATO, charging Western allies of being freeloaders that do not drag their weight on the military expenses.
The Trump administration has been especially outraged with Germany, the largest economy of Europe, which is not on the path to meet a 2014 promise by NATO members for spending two percent of GDP on defense.
A former Norwegian Prime Minister, Stoltenberg has stood behind the US President on the expense goals are assigned his spoken approach with forcing members.
Between 2016 and the end of next year, the 28 NATO members, as well as the United States will have raised military expenses by $100 billion, Stoltenberg told earlier this year.
The US President told that he was also searching the way of the better relationship with Russia – now, as 70 years ago, executed as the primary threat by the Western alliance.
The US President told, “ I hope we have a good relationship with Russia”. He also added, “ I think we’ll get along with Russia”.
RThe statements emerged more than a week after a prolonged investigation by former FBI Chief Robert Mueller discovered no criminal collusion between 2016 Presidential campaign and Russia, as per to a synopsis disclosed by the Justice Department.