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Alternative Fact of the Week: Those pesky NATO freeloaders

Alternative Fact of the Week: Those pesky NATO freeloaders

To hear President Donald Trump tell it, NATO allies are the J. Wellington Wimpy to the United States' Popeye, cowardly and unrepentant freeloaders who might "gladly pay us Tuesday for a military base today." During his recent stop in Europe, Mr. Trump pounded that point home, scolding European leaders to their faces, telling them they "owe massive amounts of money" to the U.S. and NATO.

"NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations," the president said in Brussels. He claimed further that 23 of 28 members are not paying "what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their...

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