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Trump boasts ‘great success’ at NATO summit

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16:00 13-07-2018
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NATO members have achieved "great success" during their latest summit, US President Donald Trump has said in his Twitter, TASS reports.

"Great success today at NATO! Billions of additional dollars paid by [NATO] members since my election [to the post of US president]," he said on Thursday.

Trump has repeatedly criticized NATO members for not spending enough on NATO collective defense. He demanded that all members increase their defense spending to 2% of GDP. During his speech at the latest summit, Trump suggested further increasing the threshold to four percent.

At present, only eight NATO members spend more than 2% of their GDP on their defense. The US military budget stands at approximately 3.58% GDP.