Video Shows Trump Enter NATO Summit — Now Watch What Other World Leaders Do

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Video footage was released on Wednesday of President Donald Trump entering the NATO Summit in Brussels. Keep your eyes on the other world leaders as our president makes his entrance. The short clip speaks volumes.

President Donald Trump enters the NATO Summit in Brussels. (Photo Credit: Screen Capture/james hoft/YouTube)

President Donald Trump met with NATO leaders for a summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Tensions are high among members of the alliance, which was established in 1949 to counter the Soviet Union. Trump has charged that the U.S. is being “taken advantage of.” His main objection is that a number of member states have not increased their defense budgets to meet a 2014 goal.

“Many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in payments that have not been made. Will they reimburse the U.S.?” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

According to BBC, NATO figures released this week show the extent of the shortfall, with a whopping 24 of the alliance’s 29 members forecast to fall below their target of spending 2% of GDP on defense in 2018. The U.S. currently spends more than 3.5% of its GDP on defense, paying about 22% of NATO’s running costs.

According to NATO figures released this week, the U.S. currently spends more than 3.5% of its GDP on defense, paying about 22% of NATO’s running costs. (Photo Credit: NATO via BBC)

President Trump will pressure other nations to pull their weight during the NATO Summit this week. On Tuesday, Donald Tusk, President of the European Union, criticized Trump over this stance, tweeting, “Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn’t have and won’t have a better ally than EU. We spend on defense much more than Russia and as much as China. I hope you have no doubt this is an investment in our security, which cannot be said with confidence about Russian & Chinese spending :-).”

But, Trump wasn’t playing games. Always putting America first, he took Tusk to task, tweeting, “The European Union makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe (U.S. has a $151 Billion trade deficit), and then they want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn’t work!”

After effectively setting the tone for the NATO Summit, Trump was filmed entering the highly anticipated meeting on Wednesday. The welcome he received was indicative of how well-respected he is by leaders from around the world. Watch as every single world leader in the room stands reverently upon Trump’s arrival and patiently waits for him to make the rounds shaking hands.

Compare this to the welcomes Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, received when he visited foreign countries. For example, when Obama visited China, he was infamously forced to exit from the “ass” of Air Force One, as the Chinese refused to even offer him a staircase.

Similarly, in 2009, Obama bowed to then-Saudi leader King Abdullah, a move which was widely viewed as American weakness.

There is nothing weak about President Donald Trump. He enters a room and every person inside stands to honor his presence. Once again, America is respected on the world stage, and we have Trump to thank. No wonder there has been so much controversy surrounding this week’s NATO Summit — other world leaders are shaking in their boots now that we have a president who actually puts America first.

Gone are the days when we sat idly by and shelled out most of the funding for NATO, all while our so-called “allies” gave valuable energy contracts to Russia instead of the U.S. and created a crippling trade deficit. President Donald Trump is in Brussels to ensure that America is no longer taken advantage of. His counterparts from around the globe better recognize.



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