MOSCOW (Sputnik) –The United States and Germany have a "massive" trade deficit, while Berlin also pays "far less" than it should on NATO and military, which is very bad for Washington and will change, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 мая 2017 г.
The issue of the contributions to the alliance has been raised repeatedly by the new US administration, insisting on all countries honoring their NATO budget responsibilities. The target of spending 2 percent of the GDP mandated by NATO was adopted at the Alliance's September 2014 Summit in Wales, with only five countries, including the United States, meeting the required standard, according to NATO figures.