President Trump discussed his negotiations with NATO on spending and how he was able to accomplish what presidents before him couldn’t during his rally on Thursday night.
“We’ve been defending Europe and they are not paying their bills. So I went in and said, ‘folks, you’ve got to pay up, you are delinquent.’ They will be paying $200 billion,” the president began.
“It took me one hour, but it was a rough hour. The head of NATO, Secretary General Stoltenberg said to the press, ‘they don’t report it, they only make up stories,” he said. “The head of NATO, Secretary General Stoltenberg said to the press, they don’t report it, they only make up stories. They only make up. So, what happened? He said, ‘last year alone because of what I did the previous year, we took in $44 billion more.'”
President Trump was in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania campaigning on behalf of Congressman Lou Barletta, who is running for a seat in the Senate. He will be going up against the incumbent, Bob Casey Jr. in November.