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President Donald Trump attended his first summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday. While there, he emphasized that all members of the organization should be paying the two percent of GDP obligation they agreed to, instead of just the handful that does. Back home in America, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed embarrassed by Trump’s demands and scolded him for it. “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” Trump declared, but the networks didn’t want to have it.
They all harped on how Trump criticized the organization during the campaign and seemed to disapprove of him changing his mind. “As for those allies he spent the campaign offending … President Trump later changed his mind. But today, instead of making nice, he scolded them,” complained ABC’s Cecilia Vega during World News Tonight.
In an almost ‘how dare he’ way, Vega reported that “He told them the United States spends more on defense than all other NATO countries combined, and now it is time to pay up.” “Some leaders serious, others whispering to each other. Canada's Justin Trudeau, stone-faced,” she continued before touting the response from Germany’s chancellor. “Germany's Angela Merkel throwing out a subtle jab of her own, saying it is trust, not walls, that unites.”