Stoltenberg: NATO members heard Trump 'loud and clear'

Stoltenberg: NATO members heard Trump 'loud and clear'

U.S. President Donald Trump’s hard-charging, blunt approach to dealing with NATO has paid dividends and led nations to ramp up their defense spending, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

In an interview with Fox News, Stoltenberg said alliance members have heard Trump “loud and clear” and are following through on his demands. Stoltenberg also rejected the notion that Trump isn’t committed to the transatlantic partnership.

"Now we see the results," Stoltenberg said of Trump’s approach to NATO.

"By the end of the next year, NATO allies will add 100 billion extra U.S. dollars for defense. So we see some real money and some real results and we see the clear message from President Trump is having an impact. NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear. NATO allies are stepping up," Washington Times cited the NATO head as saying.

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