Trump-Nato summit: US president antagonises allies with call to double defence spendingDonald Trump arrived at the Nato summit in Brussels in full assault mode and started his tirade early, berating Germany for supposedly being “totally controlled” by Russia and accusing the alliance as a whole of being “delinquent” for depending on the US to pay the lion’s share of the defence budget. The US president then raised the ante by insisting that Nato countries should double the 2 per cent of their budget spent on defence to 4 per cent. The demand came despite the fact the United States itself spends 3.5 per cent of its budget on defence. In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: “The president raised this same issue when he was at Nato last year.




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