“If you’re in an alliance, everybody has to spend money. This is called burden sharing,” Klaus Iohannis explained.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and President Trump held a joint press conference on Friday during which Iohannis praised Trump’s speech to NATO.
Trump’s NATO speech received much criticism from European leaders, Democrats, and members of the media, but it doesn’t appear that everyone was a critic of it.
“I was in Brussels, and I met President Trump, and I listened to his speech, and I liked it. Because, you see, NATO is based on values,” Iohannis explained. “But it is ultimately a military alliance. And, you know, military spendings are complicated, and you need a lot of money because NATO is the strongest alliance the earth ever saw, and we want to keep it that way.”
Iohannis continued, “so we have to spend money for defense purposes, and spending money means if you’re in an alliance, everybody has to spend money. This is called burden sharing.”
“I fully agree, Mr. President, to that,” Iohannis concluded. “So, of course, some people liked this better, and some didn’t like it so much, but it’s a simple fact that we have to do this, not as a purpose in itself we have to do this to stay strong, to be strong and to defend our nations.”
“One hundred percent correct,” Trump added after Iohannis had completed his answer.
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