For his final trip abroad as US president, Barack Obama went to Greece where he congratulated the country on being one of only five NATO members to meet the NATO requirement for a member country to spend at least 2% of its GDP on defence.
The five countries to meet NATO spending requirements according to figures based on 2010 prices and exchange rates:
1. US 3.61%
2. Greece 2.38%
3. UK 2.21%
4. Estonia 2.16%
5. Poland 2%
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 15, 2016
Trump’s desire to see EU countries pay their fair share on defence isn’t new. Perhaps it’s time they stepped up to the plate.