Donald Trump has truly made a mess of the NATO summit. He had pissed off our allies before the summit even started, and once the summit kicked off it was even more of a sh*tshow. First Trump repeatedly complained that America’s allies weren’t paying enough for defense, then he followed that up with actual lies. Now, he’s being called out.
Earlier today, Trump stated that after he told NATO allies that he was “extremely unhappy” about how things were going, the allies agreed to “substantially up their commitment.” At a press conference in Brussels, Trump boasted:
“Tremendous progress has been made. Everyone’s agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they’ve never thought of before.
Commitments were made. The commitment was at 2 percent, ultimately that’ll be going up quite a bit higher than that.”
If that sounds like a load of sh*t, that’s because it is. In response to Trump’s comments, French President Emmanual Macron called Trump out and denied the entire thing. In a statement that blows up Trump’s claim that he’d gotten the allies to step up their contributions more than 2 percent, Macron said:
“There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed. It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. That’s all.”
Macron also stated that reports of Trump threatening to pull out of the NATO alliance were false. He said:
“President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO.”
It’s such a shame that other world leaders must be interrupted from their work to constantly fact check the President of the United States and put his outrageous comments in context. Unlike Trump, these people actually work and take their jobs seriously, and Trump constantly makes it harder for them. You can watch Trump spew lies about the NATO alliance below:
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