Trump now wants NATO allies to spend 4 percent of GDP on defense

by Steven Nelson
July 11, 2018

President Trump is suggesting that NATO allies double their military spending goal to 4 percent of their gross domestic product, the White House confirmed on Wednesday.

Trump previously pressed members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to raise their spending to 2 percent by 2024.

Most NATO nations spend less than 2 percent of their GDP on military programs, though the U.S. spends more. Trump has argued the U.S. effectively subsidizes its allies’ defense.

The new 4 percent goal was initially disclosed by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, a supporter of the idea, following a meeting with Trump, and was later confirmed by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Ron Thomas says:

    If the USA is the fighting force then these countries need to pay all as we Americans will be paying all of our blood. These countries need to defend their own country at their own expense.

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Trump must demand that France and Britainistan surrender their nukes before the muzlims take over.

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