May 27, 2017 / 11:02 AM / 2 months ago

Trump tweets "money is beginning to pour in" to NATO

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to pose for a family photo with participants of the G7 summit during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.Stephane de Sakutin/Pool

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that NATO alliance allies are already stepping up their contributions to the organisation, two days after the president scolded members for not spending enough on defence.

"Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in -NATO will be much stronger," Trump tweeted from Sicily where he is attending a Group of Seven meeting.

Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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