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Trump to get "really tough" on NATO allies: Tillerson

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 01:12

U.S. President Donald Trump will be ''really tough'' when he meets his NATO allies for the first time in Brussels on Thursday and will demand that they raise their defense spending, according to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump will be "really tough" when he meets his NATO allies for the first time in Brussels on Thursday, demanding that they raise their defense spending, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Tillerson told journalists onboard the Air Force One that Trump "really wants NATO members to really step up and meet their obligations under burden-sharing." "I think you can expect the president to be really tough on them," Tillerson said. "That's going to be the core of his message to NATO." Tillerson added that Trump thought it important for NATO to join an international coalition fighting the Islamic State and that the U.S. president supported the Western military alliance's mutual security guarantees.

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Trump to get "really tough" on NATO allies: Tillerson

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 01:12