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The Latest: Trump hammers NATO nations on defence spending

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: National Post

BRUSSELS - The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe :
8:50 a.m.
President Donald Trump is continuing to hammer NATO nations over their defence spending as he prepares for a second day of meetings in Brussels.
Trump says presidents have been trying to get “Germany and other rich NATO Nations” to pay toward protection from Russia.
He says the U.S. “pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe” and is demanding members meet their pledge to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence. He says it “must ultimately” go to 4 per cent.
Trump's railing against a German pipeline deal with Russia, saying it's “Not acceptable!”
He's also weighing in on news from the Russia investigation that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is resisting a subpoena.
Trump alleges, “So much corruption on the other side. Where is the Attorney General?”
-- 8:25 a.m.
President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO...

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