Obama, NATO Head Meet in Rebuke as Trump Questions Alliance

  • NATO's Jens Stoltenberg meets with president at White House
  • Five of 28 NATO members are meeting defense spending goal

President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speak following a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 4, 2016.

Photographer: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama sat side-by-side with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office on Monday, offering a symbolic rebuke to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has questioned whether there’s still a need for the defense alliance.

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