President Trump’s political opposition, including Most Swamp Media (MSM), have claimed he went too far in calling out NATO members for their lack of funding their own military and security apparatus.
During President Trump’s latest trip to NATO he stated publicly they needed to improve and do it quickly. The media expressed a position that President Trump was too direct; however, what the media never shows is how far out of balance the entire financial system is for NATO.
The members of NATO agreed to spend at least 2% of their GDP on their own internal defense and security. Most people are probably familiar with a graphic such as below which appears on CNN website explaining the dynamic:
However, what is rarely added to the discussion is the scope of the U.S. GDP in comparison to other nation states. For us to spend 3.61% of our massive GDP ($18.5 Trillion) is actually $670,344,000,000 That represents 76.11% of the entire NATO budget.
In the graphic below I’ve added the GDP and extended the math to show how much the United States actually pays in whole dollars in comparison to the top 10 NATO member nations: