Skip to comments.Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May
Posted on 07/17/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Theresa May has defended Donald Trumps approach to last weeks Nato summit, claiming it made all the difference in encouraging European allies to step up their defence spending.
The US president left the Brussels talks in disarray after setting a January deadline for other alliance members to increase defence spending and hinting that the US may quit Nato if they failed to do so.
For the second year in a row, Trump caused turmoil at a Nato summit, criticising the Germans, turning up late for a meeting, ignoring the issues on the table and securing an emergency discussion on spending.
But on Monday in the Commons, May praised his approach despite the extraordinary interview he gave just hour later to the Sun that undermined her Brexit strategy and humiliated her personally.
We share his view that we want to see allies all stepping up to meet the commitment they gave at the summit in Wales in 2014 to spend 2% of their GDP on defence and 20% of that on equipment, she told MPs.
Its something we meet and a limited number of other members of Nato meet, including the United States of America. [Trumps] making this point about burden-sharing has made a difference.
Just in the last year weve seen an extra $41bn added to defence budgets across the Nato allies and there was a real sense at this summit, following the discussion that he initiated, that we would see people not just stepping up in terms of going to meet their 2%, but seeing that there was an increased urgency in doing this.
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NATO is past its sell-by date. Time to make changes - it was useful in the past, but no longer makes much sense in the modern world. As a final nail in the coffin, Trump diffused any notion of Cold War 2.0
This won’t be reported by the Commie press..their #1 objective is to DESTROY this President because this President is MAKING A DIFFERENCE..and by Trump making a difference, it makes Obama look bad
NATO needs to get off US welfare.
Yes, it’s pretty hard to make a difference with the top of your head pointed at those you wish to make deals with.
I note the Guardian couldn’t go one paragraphs without posting something negative about Trump, even though May was praising him.
Hey 41 billion more last year and more than that the next year, that’s progress any way you slice it.
The morning sun when it’s in her face really shows her age.
As long as she can make a living by playing pool.
It’s still not too late to ask Trump to negotiate Brexit for you.
You are speaking of the Goebbelsmedia.
Wow, this is interesting.
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