Speaking during his opening monologue from London Wednesday night, Hannity praised President Trump’s tough negotiating tactics at the 2018 NATO Summit; adding the US taxpayer will no longer be the “ATM machine” for their European allies.
Sean applauded the Commander-in-Chief’s harsh demands while speaking from the UK capital, adding that it was finally time for NATO members to pay their fair share for its common defense.
“For decades the United States has been footing the bill for the safety and security of the European continent, all while many of our allies all across the Atlantic failed to live up to their commitments,” said Sean.
“In Brussels, President Trump made it perfectly clear the US taxpayer is not and will no longer be Europe’s ATM machine,” he added. “The President is absolutely right. Even the Secretary General of NATO is backing-up President Trump.”
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.
EUROPE YIELDS: NATO Secretary Praises ‘TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP,’ Says Europe to Pay More
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised President Trump’s “leadership” Wednesday, saying member nations are beginning to pay more into their common defense funds following the Commander-in-Chief’s tough talk.
The President was speaking with NATO nations Wednesday in Brussels to discuss common defense, terrorism, Russia, and the budget; calling on all countries to pay more to ease the burden on American taxpayers.
“We all agree that we have to do more. I agree with you that we have to do make sure that our allies are investing more. The good news is that allies have started to invest more in defense,” said Stoltenberg.
“It’s also because of your leadership, because of your carried message,” he added.
EUROPE YIELDS: Trump Hails NATO’S Decision to RAISE DEFENSE SPENDING
President Trump hailed NATO member states’ decision to drastically increase their commitment to mutual defense spending Thursday, saying “NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago.”
The President spoke with reporters after emerging from a high-stakes “emergency meeting” amongst the world leaders; praising their joint decision to ratchet up defense spending to ensure the survival of the international alliance.
“I let them know that I was extremely unhappy … It all came together in the end. It was a little tough for a while,” Trump said. “NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago.”
The President met with the leaders of fellow member states for the two-day summit this week, addressing a host of issues such as the fight against terrorism, defense spending, and the alliance’s future.
The Commander-in-Chief departs Brussels for the UK Thursday, where he’s set to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.
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