Trump assails North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories

Trump assails North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories

Trump assails North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories

"NATO has not treated us fairly but I think we'll work something out", Trump said.

Answering questions on the White House lawn before he and first lady Melania Trump boarded the Marine One presidential helicopter, the president said the United Kingdom "certainly has a lot of things going on".

Johnson's resignation on Monday came only hours after Brexit minister David Davis also quit May's government in protest at her plan for leaving the European Union. Contact with him by the USA president during his visit would be seen by many as an insult to May.

Last month, the United States raised fears of a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU, Canada, Mexico and other USA allies.

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"Wow!" And in multiple tweets, he reiterated a familiar theme, complaining that the U.S. is shouldering an unfair share of defense costs overseas: "NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS", he tweeted.

They agreed to be "guided" by "considerations" to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense by 2024.

Stoltenberg has the challenging task of chairing the first major gathering of western leaders since a Group of Seven meeting last month ended with Trump insulting the host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But Trump's claim that the US pays 90 per cent of NATO's total defense spending isn't corroborated by available data. He also said that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week would be the "easiest" of the meetings he'll have while he's overseas.

In other words, Merkel can't afford to have Trump toss any more Starburst sweets at her without losing credibility with her domestic base.

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Asked whether he thought Putin was a friend or foe, Trump said he couldn't say, adding that he sees the Russian leader as a "competitor". "And, frankly, it helps them a lot more than it helps us".

"He has this general view that America's allies have been taking advantage of it, and that all of these arrangements are what he likes to call 'bad deals.' Apparently at the G7 summit, he told our partners that NATO was as bad as NAFTA", said Goldgeier, referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement Trump wants to terminate.

"We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Not fair to the United States taxpayer", Trump said.

As he departed the White House for a four-nation European tour, Trump did little to reassure allies fretting over the risk of damage he could do to the 69-year-old trans-Atlantic mutual defence pact and his potential embrace of Putin during a summit in Helsinki. Stresses faced by the European Union, in major part because of the flow of refugees from the Middle East produced largely by the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, are also major threats to European security and directly benefit Putin.

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