Jens Stoltenberg and President Trump seated and shaking hands (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)
President Trump (right) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office on May 17. (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

In a May 17 meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, President Trump applauded the many billions of dollars of increased defense spending by NATO allies and praised the “tremendous job” done by the NATO chief. Stoltenberg credited Trump’s leadership on the issue and said, “We live in a more unpredictable world. We need a strong NATO and to invest more in our security.” NATO leaders will gather for their annual summit July 11–12 in Brussels.