Trump Suggested Withdrawing US From NATO

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President Trump privately indicated multiple times in 2018 that he wanted the U.S. to withdraw from the NATO alliance, The New York Times reported late Monday.

Senior administration officials told the newspaper that Trump suggested he did not understand the benefit of NATO, and that he believed it was sapping the U.S.

The president reportedly made the comments around last July’s summit, where he roiled allies by criticizing Germany directly and questioning why other members did not contribute more to defense spending.

Read more at The Hill.

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