'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump

'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump

'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump

"Previous presidents have complained about alliance burden sharing, it's not like he's the first one to criticize the Europeans for not doing more, but he is the first one to make it the only thing he talks about".

Compared to a week ago, it is now harder to imagine Trump will use the summit to leverage concessions that will make him appear like a strong negotiator, and much easier to imagine that he will use it to instigate a diplomatic crisis with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "It's much too costly for the U.S". And it could help promote acceptance of Trump's accurate assertion that the United States and the West must deal with reemergent Russia-despite the prevailing narrative that Trump is Putin's lapdog, which the mainstream media use to try driving Trump from office.

Only eight of the 29 NATO members are expected to reach the target of spending 2 percent or more of their GDP on their armed forces this year, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in February. Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation.

"I have the United Kingdom, which is in somewhat turmoil", said Trump, referring to shaken Brexit negotiations and the recent departure of several officials due to Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit negotiations. Seven nations-the Czech Republic, Romania, Montenegro, Albania, Denmark, Croatia and Germany-contributed more troops to Afghanistan operations, as a percentage of their total military force, than the United States did between 2015 and 2017, according to analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Yet NATO's continued ability to protect its member states and bolster global stability can not be taken for granted. And I think you can have no doubt, Mr President, that this is an investment in common American and European defence and security.

The president touted that the United States lost $151 billion past year on trade and slapped tariffs on other countries in an effort towards free and fair trade.

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"Well, we do have a lot of allies but we can not be taken advantage of, we are being taken advantage of by the European Union", he said. But Trump's claim that the USA pays 90 per cent of NATO's total defense spending isn't corroborated by available data.

Labour MP Alison McGovern told HuffPost: "These frankly shocking comments show even more why it's a good thing that Boris Johnson is no longer in his job".

European Union and U.S. government data put the USA trade deficit with the European Union at around $100 billion, including services such as finance, where the United States has a surplus.

Trump says he "can't say right now" if Russian President Vladimir Putin is a friend or foe.

The UK is in "turmoil" and "it is up to the people" whether Theresa May stays as prime minister, Donald Trump has said ahead of his first visit to the country as US President. While last June, NATO expected a 4.3 percent spending growth in 2017, the figure was revised in March to nearly 4.9 percent and further to over 5.2 percent in July.

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