Trump, of course, has been trashing NATO since before he became president, calling it an “obsolete” organization. At his first NATO summit, four months after taking office, he lectured the group about not paying bills supposedly owed to the U.S., shoved Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way so he could be front and center for a photo op, reportedly called Germany “bad, very bad” for selling cars in America; and refused to affirm Article 5 of the alliance treaty, which says all members will come to the aid of any country that is attacked, which has only ever once been invoked—when the U.S. was attacked on 9/11.
Anyway, Trump spent the plane ride over the the U.K. tweeting about how virtually every country involved in the organization was a deadbeat before he came on the scene, so it should be a fun couple of days for all.
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