Trump Says He is a Fan of NATO, but Allies Not Paying Their Bills tired echoes of yesterday’s fights. We’re fighting battles that no longer help us. We’re fighting battles that other people aren’t treating us fairly in the fight.

I’m a NATO fan, but many of the countries in NATO, many of the countries that we protect, many of these countries are very rich countries. They’re not paying their bills. They’re not paying their bills. They have to help us. No longer are we chained down by the discredited approaches of the past. No longer must we listen to those who have nothing to brag about, but failure. New circumstances demand new solutions.

Excerpt from remarks by President Donald Trump, Melbourne, Florida, Feb. 18, 2017.

Image: President Donald Trump, Feb. 6, 2017 (photo: D. Myles Cullen/Department of Defense)