President Trump on Monday lashed out at NATO members over financial contributions.
President Trump on Monday lashed out at US allies, two days before he heads to Brussels for the NATO summit.
"The United States is spending far more on NATO than any other Country. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable," Trump tweeted. "While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more. Germany is at 1%, the U.S. is at 4%, and NATO benefits Europe far more than it does the U.S."
"By some accounts, the U.S. is paying for 90% of NATO, with many countries nowhere close to their 2% commitment," Trump continued. "On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of $151 Million with the U.S., with big Trade Barriers on U.S. goods. NO!"
Trump has repeatedly slammed the alliance's members during his presidency.
"NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations," he said last year. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States. And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. Over the last eight years, the United States spent more on defense than all other NATO countries combined."