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Trump scolds NATO leaders for not paying fair share in awkward exchange

Trump scolds NATO leaders for not paying fair share in awkward exchange

President Donald Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

Speaking in front of a twisted shard of the World Trade Center at NATO's gleaming new headquarters in Brussels, Trump upbraided America's longtime allies for "not paying what they should be paying." He used a ceremony to dedicate the memorial to NATO's resolve in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States as a platform from which to exhort leaders to "focus on terrorism and...

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