Trump makes bizarre claim he ‘rebuilt floundering Nato’ in middle of Zelensky speech

Donald Trump issued a statement during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress, in which the former US president complained of the supposed lack of reports that he rebuilt “a floundering NATO”.

“People forget so quickly, with the help of the Fake News, that it was me that got the 20 out of 28 delinquent NATO countries to start paying the money that they owed in order to rebuild a floundering NATO,” Mr Trump claimed.

“Nobody knew things would happen so rapidly, but NATO was poor and now it is rich, and all of the Fake News commentators that said Trump was tearing down NATO should be ashamed of themselves for telling lies,” he added.

“Not only was the United States being taken advantage of by the EU on trade, but it was forced to pay the costs of the many delinquent NATO countries,” Mr Trump said. “Bush and Obama did nothing but make speeches and talk — I acted, and acted strongly. I said to them, ‘if you don’t pay up, no protection’. They all paid up, and paid up quickly. It’s a story that’s never reported, but that’s only because we have a corrupt press in our country!”

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