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So, just as we all thought, it turns out that playing hardball with your allies, and actually demanding they do what they pledged to do, works better than grovelling with them hat in hand. I guess we should have all known that a billionaire real estate tycoon might be better at this negotiating shit than a community organizer from Chicago.
#winninghttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-nato-germany-allies-pressure-defense-spending-brussels-4-percent/BRUSSELS -- President Donald Trump appeared to declare victory on Thursday in his battle with America's closest allies to get them to contribute more money to the NATO alliance. Mr. Trump acknowledged that he had taken a tough stance with the European allies, demanding they contribute more of their national budgets to defense and saying after Thursday's meetings, "they upped their commitments and I am very happy."
He said the NATO member states had committed to quickly increase their national spending on defense to the benchmark 2 percent agreed previously, pending, in some cases, approvals from their respective legislatures.