Donald Trump Claimed Undue Credit for Money 'Starting to Pour into NATO'

Type: Takes Undeserved CreditMay 27 2017 Severity:
About: NATO
President Trump gave a speech to US troops in Sicily where he said: "I will tell you, a big difference over the last year, money is actually starting to pour into NATO from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now had I not been elected, I can tell you that. Money is starting to pour in." The fact is countries don't have to pay NATO directly and are simply acting in compliance with a 2014 goal to increase their GDP spending to 2% by 2024.

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