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Crowd Cheers as Trump Declares 'Countries Need to Pay Up' for American Protection

'The really big problem with NATO, I told him this, you have 28 countries but many of the countries are not paying what they're supposed to be paying. They have to pay up.'

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Short transcript:

"Look at our deficit. Look at our budgets. We're defending -- you know, somebody said recently, we spend more by many, many times on military than anybody else. Right? You know what we're doing? We're defending everybody. We're not spending it on us. We're defending everybody."

"So I was asked the question by an expert, I won't use his name, but I was asked a question by an expert about NATO and, look, I've been in business, but I know a lot about NATO and I have common sense. I said, here's the problem with NATO. Number one, it's obsolete because it wasn't designed for terror. It was for the Soviet Union which isn't there anymore but Russia is plenty of a threat. Okay. But we have to redo it. The really big problem with NATO, I told him this, you have 28 countries but many of the countries are not paying what they're supposed to be paying. They have to pay up."

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