TRUMP TAKES EUROPE: The President Says Germany 'A CAPTIVE' of Russian Federation

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In 2017, the United States spent 3.1 percent of its GDP on defense, while Estonia, Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom stand as the only countries which have crossed the two percent threshold. I think he's right about the spending levels. She said she and Obama discussed the topic.

"While the useless #NATO military bloc accuses us of provocative activities and continues to grind its teeth in Brussels, we're getting ready to watch #WC2018", the ministry tweeted.

After a tense first day, Trump didn't ease up on the second.

The U.S. president has been the source of concern for many European allies, in and out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, with European Council President Donald Tusk warning Trump Tuesday to "appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many", and reminding that "America does not have, and will not have a better ally than Europe".

"Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russian Federation", said Trump. "I would imagine that President Trump will be well prepared by the National Security Council and all of his people, knowing that dealing with Putin, who will be ultra-prepared, tough, ruthless. not want to give nothing". She let it be known that she didn't need any lessons from Donald Trump on how to deal with authoritarian regimes considering she grew up in East Germany, back when it was under the influence of the Soviet Union. But Trump seemed to be anxious to do a victory lap after his antics this week, and that meant the world got to see the Full Trump at a news conference in a way we haven't seen in some time.

Trump has long complained that European NATO members do not pay enough for their own defence, singling out Germany for particular criticism.

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump attend the evening reception and dinner at the 2018 NATO Summit.

"NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago", Mr Trump told reporters, describing an unscheduled crisis meeting of the 29 alliance leaders this as "fantastic" and having "a great collegial spirit". He may deny it, ' Trump said. He then set the tone for the day with a blistering attack on key ally Germany at a breakfast meeting with Nato's Stoltenberg.

Macron said: There is a communique that was published yesterday. He said the allies had confirmed their intention to meet the goal of 2 per cent by 2024 and no more.

As Trump made these comments, reporters at the scene noted that Kelly looked fairly uncomfortable.

United States officials have told Reuters that Washington is preparing another review of strategy, a year after Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend involvement in the 17-year-old war. "The additional money they will be putting up has been really wonderful".

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

In 2017, the alliance saw its biggest increase in defense spending "in a generation", he said, signaling to his aggrieved ally in the White House that "we see that all Allies have started to increase defense spending based on the national plans we have agreed to develop previous year".