US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and national security adviser John Bolton. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump claims Nato countries will increase defence spending but he appears to have exaggerated by how much

Trump threw the summit into turmoil by demanding not only that allies reach their commitment to increase spending to 2 per cent of GDP ‘immediately’ – instead of by 2024 as previously agreed – but also telling them to eventually double the figure to a punishing 4 per cent

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US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and national security adviser John Bolton. Photo: AFP
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