"I'm a very stable genius": Trump shocks the world with bizarre NATO summit appearance

Trump continues to threaten U.S. allies and the NATO treaty

By Natalie Parker
Published July 12, 2018 12:44PM (EDT)
 (Getty/Mandel Ngan)
(Getty/Mandel Ngan)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story
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President Donald Trump reprised one of his most infamous boasts during a news conference threatening to abandon NATO over alliance spending.

Trump threatened to leave NATO if allies do not immediately increase their funding of the treaty organization — which he has derided as obsolete — ahead of a surprise news conference from Brussels.

“NATO is helping Europe more than it’s helping us,” Trump told reporters.

One reporter asked the president if he would perhaps change his mind about the demand for immediate spending hikes once he boarded his plane and had time to reflect, but Trump insisted he would not.

“Oh, that’s other people that do that,” Trump said. “I’m very consistent. I’m a very stable genius.”

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