Trump assails Nato members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories

Trump assails Nato members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories

Kerry Wise
July 11, 2018

"Europeans spend on defense many times more than Russian Federation and as much as China and I think you have no doubt, Mr. President, that this is an investment in common American and European defense and security, which can not be said with confidence about Russian Federation or Chinese spending", Tusk said.

But Merkel has actually benefited at home from Trump's attacks, since the us president is deeply unpopular among the German electorate, as he is with voters across much of western Europe.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin may prove easier than those with European allies, moments before departing for Brussels for a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. He has pulled the USA out of the Paris climate agreement as well as the Iran nuclear deal, slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and threatened additional tariffs on products like automobiles.

And It is not to sugarcoat Trump's gross failure to understand that USA power and influence in the world, essential underpinnings of his desire to put "American first", demand that the United States also work effectively with other countries, especially its allies and partners around the world. "Change is Coming!" Trump said on Twitter in June in posts that specifically called out Germany.

At the time, Johnson was Mayor of London and said Trump was talking "complete and utter nonsense".

With Trump crossing allies on multiple issues in recent months, experts say the environment at the summit may not be conducive for Trump to make more progress on his signature goals.

Asked about Mr Johnson after his spectacular resignation as foreign secretary, Mr Trump praised him as a "friend" and said he hopes to meet up with him on his visit to Britain even though he is no longer in the Government.

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"The president was willing to offer concessions to Kim without getting anything specific or concrete in return", said Jeffrey Rathke, deputy director of the Europe Program at the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and International Studies.

"NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS". And he told supporters at a rally in Montana last week that he had told German leader Angela Merkel, "We're protecting you, and it means a lot more to you. because I don't know how much protection we get by protecting you". European Union officials also say most tariffs on USA goods are already low to zero.

We have just signed a joint EU-NATO declaration, which brings the cooperation between the European Union and NATO to the next level.

Trump will meet the Russian leader in the Finnish capital on July 16.

"Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all, who would think?"

"'We don't have to tick off all that Vladimir Putin has done", Smith said. Trump has slapped tariffs on billions of dollars worth of steel and aluminium imports from China, the European Union, Canada and others, prompting retaliation against U.S. products. Poland's spending, however, was at 1.99% of GDP.