NATO leaders gathered yesterday. The meeting didn’t go as
planned. To his credit, President Donald Trump put America first
when he addressed them.
That’s certainly not what they expected. There was much
scuttlebutt about how the Europeans planned to play President
Trump. Push simple ideas, make him think he won something. This
would, they hoped, “Trump-proof” the summit.
Nevertheless, they were “freaking out,” one anonymous
source stated ahead of time.
The Europeans’ chief allies were his own aides, as
Secretaries Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis went native, talking up
the alliance. Indeed, the president apparently was shamed into
explaining that he really didn’t know anything about NATO
when he criticized it as …read more
Source: Cato Institute