The NATO communique says that two-thirds of countries have plans to meet the spending target by 2024, and that, "all Allies have started to increase the amount they spend on defence in real terms".
Prior to Trump's departure from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the president was asked about his social media habits and whether his views of the summit will change once boarding Air Force One.
But just days out from a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the mercurial USA leader threatened to throw the transatlantic alliance into disarray.
"There is a communiqué that was published yesterday. It's very detailed", Macron said, according to the Associated Press.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday told CNN that the organisation's member countries have committed to defence spending at two percent of GDP, but would not confirm US President Donald Trump's claim that the target was actually four percent. Only eight countries expect to meet the target in 2018, he said.More news: Blast At Chemical Site Near Cairo Airport Injures 12: Army
Most officials and the invited leaders of non-NATO Afghanistan and Georgia were ushered out.
Stoltenberg said he had called the extra session because the allies felt the issue of burden sharing needed more discussion.
'The material, the equipment that we make is so far superior everybody wants to buy our equipment.' But he said long lines are a problem. "I'm very consistent. I'm a very stable genius".
Trump also singled out Germany and its chancellor Angela Merkel for criticism, a day after saying Berlin had become a "captive of Russia" because of a gas pipeline deal and should be paying more for defense. "There is a great collegial atmosphere in that room, that I don't think they've had for many years". "And yet, he came into the news conference and declared victory", Bays said.More news: Sharif loyalists arrested as former PM returns to appeal conviction
Trump has described the spending situation as "disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States".
The U.S. intelligence community determined in a report made public early last year that Moscow sought to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, and concerns about a resurgent Russian Federation have grown in Europe in recent years, especially after Moscow's 2015 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
When asked how that conversation might go, Trump said, "He may deny it". I mean, it's one of those things.
The same is true for New York Jets owner and GOP megadonor Woody Johnson, the US ambassador to the United Kingdom; and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, the USA ambassador to Russian Federation.
"I think it's fine", Trump said when asked about the protests. "I mean, I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom, I think they agree with me on immigration".More news: Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court