12 Jul '18, 12pm

Trump departs NATO summit: ‘We are very happy’ https://t.co/CuGP4pY93E

BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump capped a turbulent morning at the NATO summit’s second day by lavishing thick praise on the alliance, prompted by what he said were member countries' last-minute concessions to quickly increase their defense spending. Trump’s comments came after news reports emerged that he had indirectly threatened to leave NATO if countries failed to pass larger military budgets. But Washington leaving the alliance over burden-sharing was unnecessary at this time, Trump said later, adding that he still could “probably” do so without the consent of Congress. Less than an hour before that assertion, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., told a crowd of analysts at a summit side event that Trump could do no such thing. “We have your backs,” Tillis told the pro-alliance gathering, stressing that lawmakers would have the last word on a withdrawal decision. While Tru...

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