Previously, Putin called Donald Trump "bright, brilliant, talented." Trump's bright, brilliant, and talented comments on NATO were less well-received by our allies, saying: "We are getting ripped off by every country in NATO, where they pay virtually nothing, most of them. And we're paying the majority of the costs." In fact, each member nation contributes an amount proportional to its GDP, meaning America pays around 22 percent of NATO's operating budget. It's also true that only a few of the member states allocate 2 percent of their budgets to defense. That tiny element of truth in his attack brought the fact-check rating of his attack down to what was for him a modest three Pinocchio lie.