Strong Demands Expected from President Trump During NATO Summit

President Trump is kicking off a high stakes trip around Europe Wednesday.

He’s expected to make some strong demands during the NATO summit.

The two-day meeting is the first major gathering of western countries since the G7 summit in Canada last month when President Trump clashed with other world leaders over trade.

The president plans to push for equal defense spending and ask why only 5 of the 29 countries in the military alliance are meeting the standard.

Under a NATO agreement, each country must spend 2-percent of their gross domestic product on defense.

There is concern about how the NATO summit could impact the last leg of the president’s trip abroad his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland.

He’ll also travel to the United Kingdom to meet with Prime Minister Teresa May and to have tea with Queen Elizabeth.