May 27, 2017 / 10:24 AM / 3 months ago

Trump tweets "money is beginning to pour in" to NATO

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that NATO alliance allies are already stepping up their contributions to the organisation, two days after the president scolded members for not spending enough on defence.

"Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in -NATO will be much stronger," Trump tweeted from Sicily where he is attending a Group of Seven meeting.

Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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