Trump Explains NATO Stance After Nego­ti­at­ing Sto­ry Draws Con­tro­ver­sy

Trump Explains NATO Stance After Negotiating Story Draws Controversy

On Mon­day, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump explained his stance on NATO after draw­ing con­tro­ver­sy with a sto­ry about how he used hard­ball tac­tics to nego­ti­ate with oth­er world lead­ers on sup­port­ing the alliance.
A state­ment post­ed to Truth Social talked about how Trump, who is seek­ing a sec­ond term in the White House, argued how mem­ber nations con­tribute more to NATO’s col­lec­tive defense with a strong U.S. leader push­ing them to meet the 2% min­i­mum GDP defense invest­ment guide­line.
“When I told the 20 Coun­tries that weren’t pay­ing their fair share that they had to PAY UP, and said with­out doing that you will not have U.S. Mil­i­tary Pro­tec­tion, the mon­ey came rolling in,” Trump said after an open …