May 12, 2017
Trump: NATO Receiving Billions More from Allies, ‘All Because of Me’
By Donald Trump, Time
But we have gotten billions of dollars more coming in. and coming in. I asked one simple question, I says is everybody paid up? And they bring their chart, and these countries haven’t paid for years. Haven’t paid a fair amount for years. Billions, and billions, and billions and billions of dollars. And we’re paying. We’re paying for it.
And they pay 2% and we pay close to 4%. And in all fairness it’s better for them than it is for us. It’s wonderful. But its better for them. And I get along great with Merkel. I got along great with all of them. I said folks, you gotta pay. You gotta pay.