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Popular tweets tagged with 2% of GDP:
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump🔁What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 twitter.com countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
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Diana Wallace @DianaGail51🔁What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11🔁Defense Expenditures of NATO Countries estimated share of GDP in 2017:

US: 3.6%
France: 1.8%
Norway: 1.6%
Portugal: twitter.com 1.3%
Germany: 1.2%
Netherlands: 1.2%
Denmark: 1.2%
Czech Republic: 1.1%
Hungary: 1.1%
Italy: 1.1%
Czech Republic: 1.1%
Hungary: 1.1%
Spain: .9%
Belgium: .9%


Chris Hayes @chrislhayes🔁My new compromise position: yes, all NATO countries should spend 2% of GDP on defense. We'll go first! Let's spend 2 twitter.com % of GDP on defense next year. Deal?
shawn steele @1Steeleman🔁My new compromise position: yes, all NATO countries should spend 2% of GDP on defense. We'll go first! Let's spend 2% of GDP on defense next year. Deal?
Gerald (globalguy) @GeraldGgallant🔁Canada NATO 2% commitment.
Trudeau pledges 2% of GDP going to defence spending.
Morneau pledges reduction in GDP so C twitter.com anada can meet it’s 2% commitment.
Edward Thomas Davis @e_t_davis🔁2018: Among Europe's five largest economies, only the United Kingdom is meeting the guideline of spending 2% of GDP on defense.

🇩🇪Germany: 1.24%

🇬🇧UK: 2.10%

🇫🇷France: 1.81%

🇮🇹Italy: 1.15%

🇪🇸Spain: 0.93%


Kristina Wong 🇺🇸🐲 @kristina_wong🔁Another top NATO source said discussions between Trump and leaders were “tough on both sides.” Trump’s call for counties to spend 4% of GDP on defense was deemed “throw-away remark.” But all committed to 2%. Trump was frustrated but did not threaten to leave NATO, source added.
francesca @spikerrr🔁This morning Trump said:

A. U.S. pays 90% of the cost of NATO. NOT TRUE. U.S. pays 22%.

B. U.S. spends 4.2% of GDP on military. NOT TRUE. It’s 3.5%

C. U.S. spends more on military than ever before. NOT TRUE. Adjusted for inflation we have spent more 4 times since ‘76


Charlotte @TheMuseCompels🔁Trump tried to make it sound like he had pushed members to agree to spending more than 2% GDP on defense (or reaching 2% goal more quickly).

But ... French President Emmanuel Macron says nope, they just recommitted to the goal set in 2014 of spending 2% of GDP by 2024.


Lesley @lesrice9258🔁It doesn't matter if NATO countries spend 2% or 4% of GDP on defense if the US walks away from the alliance. That difference isn't saving Latvia if the Russians decide to invade. Article 5 is the key.
Nancy Marsh @marshdn85🔁. Germany & all NATO countries do not “pay for protection”. They invest in theirOWN defense resources so the pooled twitter.com NATO resources are insurmountable. The mutual agreement is to get to 2% of GDP by 2024. Nobody “owes” the US anything. He lies to agitate, stupidly.
Luanne Goldman @nurseylu🔁Yest.Trump told NATO that they must ⬆️their defense $$ to 4% GDP. He claimed the US pays 4.2%. Once again he’s full of it.Per the pentagon the United States pays 3.3%. Congratulations Trump supporters. This liar/fool is representing us on the world stage.
Leo Stepp @papadeero🔁📢 📢
Costs of NATO Countries share of GDP in 2017:
US: 3.6% (USA is NOT "welfare" for NATO)
France: 1.8%
Norway: 1.6%
Portugal: 1.3%
Germany: 1.2%
Netherlands: 1.2%
Denmark: 1.2%
Czech Republic: 1.1%
Hungary: 1.1%
Italy: 1.1%
Czech Republic: 1.1%
Spain: .9%
Belgium: .9%
Brian Edsall @B_Edsall🔁President Trump is absolutely correct in stating that the GDP % spending on NATO defense is unfair. An agreement in 2 twitter.com 014 stated that NATO members would pay 2% of their GDP towards defense. Only 5 of the 28 nations have kept that promise.
Chris @Advancedape2E🔁Every NATO member is "required" (actually just a guideline) to provide 2% of THIER GDP to THEIR defense. Just because the US deems to spend a greater portion to THEIR defense is NOT a NATIO issue. Administrative costs of NATO are funded separately and every member is paid up.
Textriot (IFB) @textriot🔁NATO is an alliance of countries that agree upon entry into the alliance to spend 2% of their countries GDP on their twitter.com own Defense spending. THEY ARE NOT DOING THIS. No one is talking about a "pool" of money. We could spend less if we did not have to have military in their country
Think Defence @thinkdefence🔁Personally, I don't think spending any more than 2-2.5% of GDP on defence is needed for European nations, none of us twitter.com are global superpowers. Spending it wisely is equally important also
John Johnson @jjohns7777🔁@DanDeLamater @thehill Stoltenberg confirmed the commitment of 2%. I believe the issue was Trump said it was 4%. usnews.com
mummikins @mummikins🔁At breakfast this morning, Trump said the U.S., "in actual numbers," is spending 4.2 percent of its GDP on defense. But according to numbers NATO released yesterday, the U.S. is on track to spend an estimated 3.5 percent in 2018, slightly lower than last year's 3.57 percent.
Brian @BtburkettBrian🔁At NATO, Trump said U.S. defense spending is 4.2% of the nation’s gross domestic product. That's not true -- according to NATO, the Defense Department and the White House OMB. It was last above 4% of GDP in 2012.
Lorenzo Spearman Sr. @MrLorenzo66🔁French President Emmanuel Macron, however, told reporters in Brussels after Mr. Trump's remarks that NATO member stat twitter.com es had made no commitments at this week's summit to increase defense spending beyond the 2 percent of GDP goal which has been in...
Reinaldo Cruzado Jr @RayCruzadoJr🔁Ok so 3.6% is almost double that 2%. And 2% is the percentage of your country’s GDP, hence we pay almost double what twitter.com all other countries pay. 2% of any country’s GDP at differ in dollars, however that 2% is t being reached by most. And that’s the point. Size of economy means zero
Mark Gilbert @jmarkgilbert🔁Wait? Is it 2024 already? NATO countries promised to spend 2% of GDP on the military by 2024. twitter.com
Cat Johnson 😼 @RittenKitten🔁: Trump is about to give unscheduled remarks after an "emergency session" at the summit.

German media reports that Trump explicitly threatened to leave NATO if allies do not *immediately* start spending 2% of GDP on defense. (Defying 2014 agreement of 2% by 2024)


Jim Acosta @AcostasDiary🔁Dear diary, Another top NATO source said discussions between Trump and leaders were “tough on both sides.” Trump’s c twitter.com all for counties to spend 4% of GDP on defense was deemed “throw-away remark.” But all committed to 2%. Trump was frustrated but did not threaten to leave NATO, sou
CynthiaBass @Cynthia69387973🔁WRONG! You are conflating 3 very different things.
1. We pay 100% for our own SACEUR staff with a secondary role as head of NATO
2. We pay 3.6% of GDP towards defense because we deploy and have bases GLOBALLY.
3. Germany pays more to the NATO annual budget per capita than US!!!
Ellen Dibble @EllenDibble🔁"He has commitments...to increase defense spending by $ 33 billion, if not $ 40 billion. In the long run, it is not t twitter.com he target of 2 but 4% of GDP.
This statement was immediately contradicted by a German government spokesman: "There is a consensus to keep existing obligations."
1 News Net @1_newsnet🔁Stoltenberg confirms NATO commitment to spending 2 percent of GDP on defense: CNN 1newsnet.com
DefenceReport @DefRepNews🔁JUST IN: France's Macron says he is not sure taking defense spending from 2 percent of GDP to 4 percent would be a good idea
Leslie Harpole @TheRobinStudio🔁NATO Secretary-General tells me -- in a roundabout way -- that allied nations are sticking by their commitment to up defense spending to 2% of GDP.
Katydid @MAGAKatydid🔁Let me get this strait.

Germany skimps on paying 2% GDP contribution to NATO.
NATO is supposed to protect members from bad countries like Russia.
Germany is now building a pipeline to Russia to source energy from Russia.

Hmmm... conflict of interest?

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