United States President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending. He accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing “massive amounts of money” to NATO, voicing a long-held US concern that others are not paying enough. But Nato’s current spending target of two percent of GDP on defence is not due to be met until 2024.
Again condemning Monday’s bombing in Manchester, Mr Trump said terrorism must be “stopped in its tracks”. The US President said he and allies will drive out militants and urged all nations to do the same. He called for a moment of silence in memory of the 22 adults and children killed in the “savage attack”.
Mr Trump also warned about the risk posed by uncontrolled immigration and the threat posed by Russia. Before visiting Nato headquarters, Mr Trump met several EU leaders for the first time, including France’s new President, Emmanuel Macron.