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Watch the faces of NATO leaders as Trump lectures them on defense spending

During a speech to NATO leaders this Thursday, President Trump took a lecturing tone while telling them they need to pay more for defense.

During a speech to NATO leaders this Thursday, President Trump took a lecturing tone while telling them that they need to pay more for defense.

After a moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, Trump insisted that many NATO members are not paying “their fair share” and many “still need to pay more from past years.”

As the camera feed panned to the world leaders watching the speech, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel mumbled amongst themselves while looking skeptical.

“This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” Trump said. “If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.”

Trump comments come after the U.S. upset British officials by leaking intelligence on the Manchester attack to the New York Times.

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