Trump to attend NATO leaders meeting

Trump to attend NATO leaders meeting

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE plans to attend the NATO leaders meeting in the United Kingdom early next month, the White House said Friday.

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“President Trump looks forward to meeting with the other NATO Heads of State and government to review the Alliance’s unprecedented progress on burden-sharing, including adding more than $100 billion in new defense spending since 2016,” White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamHill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens Republicans criticize Pelosi for gifting pens used to sign impeachment articles MORE said in a statement Friday.

“The President will also emphasize the need for the NATO Alliance to ensure its readiness for the threats of tomorrow, including those emanating from cyberspace, those affecting our critical infrastructure and telecommunications networks, and those posed by terrorism,” Grisham said.

Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpNational champions LSU to visit White House Friday Vince Vaughn visits with Trump during college football national championship The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment trial a week away; debate night MORE will travel to the U.K. to attend the meeting between Dec. 2 and 4. They will also attend a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

The announcement comes one day after Trump met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House.

Trump has long pushed NATO member countries to contribute more to the alliance.