President Trump says it's unnecessary to withdraw from NATO

9:29 AM ET Thu, 12 July 2018

The U.S. president claimed NATO allies had made unprecedented commitments to increase spending on their own defense, before adding he believed he could pull out of the group without Congressional approval. However, this would be "unnecessary," he said, because allies had agreed to increase their defense spending. “We had a very intense summit,” German Chancellor told reporters after the meeting.