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Trump opposes European military, asks NATO allies to pay 'fair' share

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US on Saturday again opposed the idea of a united European force and asked allies to pay their "fair" share for their defence.

"The idea of a European didn't work out too well in WW I or 2. But the US was there for you, and always will be," Trump said in a tweet.

His comments came amid moves by certain European countries to have a combined European so as to reduce their dependence on US forces in the region.

"All we ask is that you pay your fair share of is paying 1 per cent while the US pays 4.3 per cent of a much larger GDP - to protect Fairness!" Trump said.

Ever since coming to power, Trump has been demanding that European allies increase their contribution to NATO to two per cent of their GDP.

However, several of his followers on were quick to point out that there was no military during World War I or II.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 23:00 IST