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More Winning, NATO Countries Set To Meet Trump Defense Spending Targets

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More European allies in NATO are set to meet a defense spending target sought by the United States in 2019, with sharp rises in Romania and Bulgaria, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, but Belgium and Spain will continue to lag.

NATO allies agreed a target to spend 2% of economic output by 2024 after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. U.S. President Donald Trump has increased pressure on them, accusing Europe of taking U.S. protection for granted and warning of consequences.

Nine NATO countries will now meet or exceed the NATO target of spending 2% of national output on defense by the end of this year – the United States, Bulgaria, Britain, Greece, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Turkey and France are expected to be just below the goal, with only Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg still spending less than 1% of economic output on defense.

That compares to seven NATO countries on target in 2018.

The increases also mean that between 2016 and the end of 2024, Europe, Turkey, and Canada, are expected to increase defense spending by a cumulative $400 billion.

“The accumulated increase in defense spending by the end of 2024 will be 400 billion U.S. dollars. This is unprecedented progress,” Stoltenberg told a news conference before the NATO summit in London next Tuesday and Wednesday.

“President Trump is right about the importance of European allies and Canada spending more…But the European allies and Canada should not invest in defense to please President Trump,” Stoltenberg said, citing threats on NATO’s frontiers.

At a NATO summit in Wales in 2014, allies agreed to end years of defense cuts that left Europeans without vital capabilities, such as refueling airborne fighter bombers, although the 2% percent goal is not legally binding.

How does NATO move its troops quickly and safely along public highways?

Reuters contributed to this report.

via thefederalistpapers

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  2. It is about time these countries started to come together and it is about time they all look at how well the US has defended every last European Country and instead of looking down on the US you all should be thankful for all we do and all the lives we put on the line just to keep them safe in all Military matters, God Bless Donald Trump!

  3. Thank you President Trump. Tired of being the World’s pocketbook. After the apology tour of obama we have had to flip the bill for everyone and everything.

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  4. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/03/donald-trump-democrats-very-unpatriotic-for-running-impeachment-during-nato-meetings/

    Watching President Trump this morning, I truly believe President Trump that the Democrats waited until the Nato conference to push this Nadler show.

    Pelosi is in Spain regarding climate change. The UN wants to send out the army against anyone that doesn’t comply, especially the US. And the UN will probably use the EU Army to help.

    Democrats have their own agenda and that’s why for 3 years or more to start the impeachment process of President Trump. They want the UN, EU and their Globalist friends to win. NOT USA.

    Definitely UNPATRIOTIC!

    “I do think the big report to wait for is going to be the Durham report,” he said. “That’s the one that people are really waiting for. He’s highly respected and he’s worked very hard. He’s worked long hours, I can tell you, and gone all over the world.”

    Yep President Trump, looking forward to that report.

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    • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/03/nolte-dems-consider-dirty-trick-overcharging-trump-multiple-impeachment-articles/

      Yep President Trump, you are SPOT ON, when you state that the “Do Nothing” Dems are unpatriotic. See what they are doing here. Making up multiple lies so that the Dems UP for re-election can go back to their constituents and say, I said yes to impeachment by choosing one of the how many other charges they decide to put in. Truly mental.

      So basically proving that they could care less about We the People, but more about their political careers so they can personally profit under the 4th Branch of Government. Abusing the Constitution and their oath of office.

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      • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/03/donald-trump-in-london-adam-schiff-is-a-deranged-maniac-with-a-complex/

        Yes President Trump, so true. Schiffy Schiff is no better than a dictator who thinks it’s his right to do whatever he wants. Lie, cheat and steal. And Pelosi wants to be president. She thinks she is in Spain saying the House and Congress will go along with the Paris Accord.

        “The president again criticized Schiff for making up parts of his phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

        “He lied,” Trump said. “If he didn’t do that in the halls of Congress, he’d be thrown in a jail.”

        He also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for standing by Schiff, even claiming in an interview that he spoke the truth.

        “These people are deranged,” Trump said.”

        Deranged and panicking because they have NO ONE to beat you, especially with the record you have for We the People these last 3 years. As they sat and “did nothing” for We the People, but are goosestepping to their Globalist agenda with this Impeachment show as they promised them they would remove you a long time ago.

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  5. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/justin-trudeau-appears-to-mock-donald-trump-for-giving-media-too-much-access/

    Oh boo hoo Trudeau. Surprised you were not in “black face”. Glad President Trump told you that you were not pulling your weight financially at NATO.

    Also way to go President Trump. Saw on the news how you put French President Emmanuel Macron in his place when he was talking like a politician. All words with no meaning.

    Great Job! Wishing you a safe trip back to the White House!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/donald-trump-cancels-nato-press-conference-in-london/

    Good for you President Trump. Bad enough you got to deal with the Globalist here, but you don’t need to deal with Globalist dolts who go along with the crowd.

    Tell it like it is! Haven’t had a President do that in Years. Last one just apologized and handed over loads of money to the “57 States of the UN” and China. Also, let’s not forget the “open mike” comment Obama made to Russia stating more wiggle room once Hiliary is elected.

    Thank you for Making America Great and RESPECTED again.

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