Trump says leaving NATO is 'unnecessary,' claims allies anted up

Trump says leaving NATO is 'unnecessary,' claims allies anted up

Trump says leaving NATO is 'unnecessary,' claims allies anted up
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“It all came together at the end,” Trump said.

But Trump’s tone and his demands were much different Thursday than they had been Wednesday, when he asked NATO countries to raise their defense-spending threshold to 4 percent of GDP and slammed Germany as a “captive” of Russia because it buys oil and gas from Moscow.

He attributed his change in mood to new commitments from NATO members but did not specify how they had changed between Wednesday and Thursday.

Asked whether he was threatening to pull out of NATO for any reason — and whether he could do that without Congress — Trump chose to lower the temperature.

“I think I probably can,” Trump said, “but that’s unnecessary.”

Source: NBC News

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