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Trump says he'll go to NATO summit in May

Despite calling NATO "obsolete" multiple times, President Trump has promised to attend a meeting in Brussels this May with leaders of the organization.


The White House press office said Trump spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday night, discussing the U.S. and its "strong support for NATO" and "how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments." During his campaign, Trump said the United States pays too much of the cost for the alliance, and he would make some NATO members contribute more money, defending those who have "fulfilled their obligations to us."