Người nào cũng biết tất cả các nước trong nhóm NATO đều coi thường tính tình và tư cách của Trump. Nhưng vì biết tính tình của Trump là được thích tâng bốc, nên sau khi Trump tuyên bố nước Mỹ sẽ rút khỏi Nato, thì ông này Jens Stoltenberg vội vàng khen Trump ngay ( lời nói không mất tiềm mua) để Trump phải tiếp tục đoàn kết với nhóm Nato . Cũng vì lý do này mà Congress phải vội vàng ký new bill " stopping Trump from withrawing from Nato" on Feb 07, 2019 bởi Democrat controlled congress. Thật ra thì 2% increase in spending required by NATO countries đã được ký dưới Obama administration với nhóm NATO từ năm 2008. Trump muốn nhóm NATO phải tăng Defense spending lên 4% nhưng chưa được chấp nhân hoặc ký kết cho điều này! Sau đây là nguồn tin rõ ràng và chính xác hơn:
WASHINGTON – The head of NATO on Sunday praised President Trump for demanding member countries pony up more money, saying Trump’s tough talk has produced “real results.”
“President Trump has been very clear. He is committed to NATO… but at the same time he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on “Fox News Sunday.”
At a NATO summit last summer, Trump demanded that members live up to their burden sharing responsibility of committing at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense spending and urged a 4 percent target.
“Now we see the results. By the end of next year, NATO allies will add $100 billion extra US dollars for defense,” Stoltenberg said. “So we see some real money and some real results, and we see that a clear message from President Trump is having an impact. NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear. And our NATO allies are stepping up. So this is good news.”
Stoltenberg’s praise comes as members of Congress are increasingly alarmed that Trump will withdraw from the NATO, which would be a boost to Russia.
Last Tuesday, the Democratic-led House passed bipartisan legislation – 357-22 – that seeks to bar Trump from leaving the alliance.
Trump took credit Sunday for making the organization more united.
“Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, just stated that because of me NATO has been able to raise far more money than ever before from its members after many years of decline,” Trump tweeted. “It’s called burden sharing. Also, more united. Dems & Fake News like to portray the opposite!”
Stoltenberg pointed out the benefits to the US for standing by the alliance.
“It’s a great advantage for the United States to have 28 allies,” he said. “Russia doesn’t have that. China doesn’t have that. But the US has allies and friends.”