Trump Disrupts NATO Summit With Blasts At Allies, Especially Germany, And New Defense Spending Demands

2:30 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from Stoltenberg, former U.S. NATO Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Pompeo, former Secretary of State John F. Kerry and former U.S. official Frank Rose, and with the House vote on a pro-NATO resolution.

10:40 a.m.: This article was updated with Trump’s proposal that allies spend 4% of their GDP for defense and reference to the summit declaration.

9 a.m.: This article was updated with comments from French President Emmanuel Macron, Sen. Orrin Hatch and professor Robert Jervis, and with additional context, including Tuesday’s Senate vote and information on the gas pipeline.

5:30 a.m.: This article was updated with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s response to Trump’s criticism.

This article was originally published at 3:35 a.m.

Source : http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-nato-20180711-story.html

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