>> Donald Trump is walking away from his second NATO Summit hailing a personal victory. And a tirade against his country's allies that made them summon a crisis meeting. This is a surprise press conference he called afterwards.>> We made a tremendous amount of progress today. It's been about, at a minimum, they estimate, and they're going to be giving you exact numbers.
But since last year, they've raised an additional $33 billion that's been put up by the various countries, not including the United States.>> He says member states have agreed to accelerate their progress toward putting 2% of their GDP into military spending. Few outside the States have hit that target, although only one day prior, he said it should be doubled to 4%.
A figure unlikely to be agreed to by many foreign governments. The President said his comments were appreciated by the alliance's Secretary General.>> Well, he thanked me, actually, he actually thanked me, and everybody in the room thanked me.>> When asked about it, Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference the discussion had been frank and open, but had made NATO stronger.
>> All allies have heard President Trump's message loud and clear. We understand that this American President is very serious about defense spending and this is having a clear impact.>> Regardless of the outcome, Germany was squarely in his crosshairs. Officials in the meeting said Trump shocked many of them when he broke with diplomatic protocol.
To address German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, telling her, quote, Angela, you need to do something about this. Merkel has said the Summit was intense. Most officials and the invited leaders of non-NATO Afghanistan and Georgia were ushered out. Others in the room deny a suggestion Trump threatened to quit the alliance.
But when asked about it, he said he believed he could do that without Congressional approval, if he wanted.