Trump Criticizes NATO Members Ahead Of Key Summit

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The EU president then directly addressed Trump, "who for a long time now has been criticizing Europe nearly daily for, in his view, insufficient contributions to the common defense capabilities, and for living off the USA".

Trump's relationship with Putin, and his inconsistent stance on Russia's interference in the 2016 United States presidential election, is perhaps one of the most scrutinized aspects of his presidency.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took yet another shot at top North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies as he prepared to leave for a trip to Europe that will include a highly anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

However new figures published Tuesday will do little to satisfy Trump's demands - they show that only seven European NATO countries will reach the two percent target in 2018.

"In terms of a government who's radically rethinking the nature of its committeemen to Europe, the British are the closest to the Trump administration on those issues", he said.

"This has been going on for decades and it is disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States and we're going to make it fair".

"It's certainly going to be an interesting time with NATO", Trump told journalists.

The meeting of 29 Western leaders has the potential to turn into another public bust-up following a divisive and bad-tempered summit of G7 nations in Canada last month.

The meeting comes ahead of Mr Trump's four-day working visit to the United Kingdom, during which he will hold talks with Mrs May at Chequers, meet the Queen in Windsor Castle and spend two days in Scotland preparing for Monday's face-to-face summit with Mr Putin in Finland.

Once again Donald Trump is expected to raise the question of member states' financial contributions.

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On top of that, President Trump is said to be reassessing the us military presence in Germany, where some 35,000 active duty soldiers are now stationed.

Asked by reporters if he considers Putin a friend or foe, Trump answered, "competitor". Lumping NATO spending together with his trade war won't do anything to sweeten the atmosphere at the summit.

"He chews out the allies then embraces the adversary", one diplomat told AFP recently. Trump to soften his rhetoric.

A panel on CNN Wednesday night took up the topic of Donald Trump's one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin, the Russian dictator who interfered in the 2016 election in an effort to get Trump the 77,000 votes he needed to secure an electoral college victory.

Speaking to a cheering crowd at a rally this week, Trump told them that the U.S. would no longer be "the schmucks paying for the whole thing".

He also noted that other European Nato allies such as Poland refuse to buy Russian gas because they do not want to be "captives" of President Putin's regime.

But it adds that they will also "submit credible national plans on its implementation" in language that will perhaps please the USA president.

President Trump, who flew into the Belgian capital on Tuesday evening, is angry that the United States is paying a disproportionate amount in defence spending.

U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a summit of the military alliance.

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