NATO formed on April 4, 1949, nearly 20-years-ago.
NATO consists of 29 North American and European nations and was formed to create an alliance to protect these nations from attack from outside nations.
At the time, Axis powers of Germany and Italy had been defeated, but the Soviet Union, now Russia, was flexing its muscle and moving into some Eastern European nations.
More recently, Russia invaded the Crimean region of the Ukraine in an effort to annex Crimea away from the Ukraine.
This has a number of NATO nations nervous.
President Donald Trump has taken a harder stand with tougher talk against Russia than any president since John F. Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg just attributed Trump’s tough talk with Russia for other nations contributing $100 billion for their mutual defense.
Fox News – NATO head: Trump’s tough talk has added $100B to alliance, helped deter Russia – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” said President Trump’s tough talk has ultimately strengthened the 70-year-old alliance by leading member nations to contribute tens of billions of additional dollars to ensure their own security.
Stoltenberg’s comments were a direct repudiation of critics who have accused Trump of undermining NATO by repeatedly pushing allies to meet their defense spending obligations — and Trump himself referred to Stoltenberg’s interview minutes later on Twitter as a rejection of a narrative pushed by “Dems & fake news.”
“President Trump has been very clear,” Stoltenberg told fill-in host John Roberts. “He is committed to NATO. He stated that clearly just a few days ago and also at the NATO summit in July. But at the same time, he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more. And therefore at the summit in July last year, we agreed to do more to step up — and now we see the results.” …
Other than Fox News, have you heard any of the major mainstream media outlets report on the words of Stoltenberg and his praise for Trump and his harsh language in dealing with Russia?
It’s doubtful you will hear them report on it because the last thing they want the American people to know is that Trump is doing a good job and even other nations and a world power like NATO are happy with what Trump has been doing.
Had Clinton won in 2016, you can be assured that NATO would not be happy as she would have already given Putin the keys to Simferopol, the capital of Crimea.
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