Destroying the liberal narrative that Trump is a danger to our military alliances, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg recently praised Trump for his work with NATO.
Liberals have said since day one that the president’s proclamations that our foreign NATO allies don’t pay enough into the military alliance has been bad for the organization.
But NATO chief Stoltenberg begs to differ.
“So, President Trump has been very clear. He is committed to NATO,” Stoltenberg told Fox News Sunday last weekend.
The Secretary-General went on:
He’s stated this clearly just a few days ago and it is also at the NATO Summit in — in July. But at the same time, he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more and therefore at the summit in July, last year, we agreed to do more to step up, and now we see the results.
By the end of next year, NATO allies will add 100 — 100 billion extra U.S. dollars for defense. So we see some real money and some real results and we see that the clear message from President Trump is having an impact. NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear and now NATO allies are stepping up.
So this is good news, meaning that we actually see more fair burden sharing.
“A more fair burden” shared? That sure does not seem as if Trump is destroying our alliance, does it?
The Fox host added that Trump has been excoriated for destroying the NATO alliance. But Stoltenberg went on to deny the characterization.
“There is no doubt that his very clear message is having an impact,” Stoltenberg said. “The message on the summit last summer was very clear with all the leaders sitting around the table. And the message was that the U.S., President Trump, he’s committed to NATO, but we need fair burden sharing.”
Stoltenberg added that he is happy that the alliance is growing stronger as each of the allies get on a more even footing.
“I’m happy with the fact that he has helped us to now move the question of burden sharing within the alliance. And this is important for European allies, for a strong NATO. It’s good for Europe. But it’s also good for United States,” Stoltenberg said.
Trump liked what he heard.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, just stated that because of me NATO has been able to raise far more money than ever before from its members after many years of decline. It’s called burden sharing. Also, more united. Dems & Fake News like to portray the opposite!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2019
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