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President Donald Trump pressed NATO allies to double their commitment to defense spending Wednesday during a momentous opening to a two-day summit here.

Trump had already harshly criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations that have failed to hit a target of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic products on defense. On Wednesday, he upped the ante.

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“During the president’s remarks today at the NATO summit he suggested that countries not only meet their commitment of 2% of their GDP on defense spending, but that they increase it to 4%,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

“President Trump wants to see our allies share more of the burden and at a very minimum meet their already stated obligations.”