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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
Melinda Barton | 10 July, 2018, 17:15

Tusk made similar remarks after signing a joint EU-NATO declaration in Brussels ahead of the summit, once again warning the US president to "appreciate your allies".

"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. "We pay far too much and they pay far too little". "This is not fair, nor is it acceptable", Trump tweeted a day before he departs for the summit, which will take place July 11-12 in Brussels. "I think we'll see more and more countries developing relationships that they think will benefit them in an era when they can't count on the United States the way they used to", said Goldgeier. According to an analysis last month, the US share of NATO's total civil and military budget is 22 per cent, or about one-fifth of the total, compared with 10 per cent for the United Kingdom and France and less than 15 per cent for Germany and the rest from other alliance members.

"I hope you have no doubt this is an investment in our security, which can not be said with confidence about Russian and Chinese spending".

Speaking to reporters before departing the White House for a week-long European trip that includes a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and a visit to a United Kingdom in political turmoil, Trump said, "frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all".

Trump also vowed not to be "taken advantage" of by the European Union, who he says does not do enough to support the transatlantic alliance and takes unfair advantage of the United States on trade.

"On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of $151 Million with the USA, with big Trade Barriers on US goods".

"Dear President Trump: America does not have and will not have a better ally than Europe". U.S. doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU.

"Those are stupid people", Trump said, according to the report; "you shouldn't listen to them". "On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of US$151 Million with the USA, with big Trade Barriers on USA goods. NO!"

According to other prevailing assumptions, there is already a new Cold War with Russian Federation and that Putin alone is responsible for it, while the USA has totally clean hands.

Trump had also invited Putin to the White House, which would be the first such visit since 2005, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said to Russian journalists in April. "It's very clear, and he's been very direct about the Europeans needing to do more for their own security". He also let US defense spending fall.

"Getting ready to leave for Europe". He called Putin a "competitor".