Donald Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over military spending ahead of summit

10 July, 2018, 05:37 | Author: Diane Mills
  • NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more.

"By some accounts, the U.S.is paying for 90% of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation with many countries nowhere close to their 2% commitment", Trump claimed Monday in a Twitter posting. Trump also rejected the joint communique signed by leaders at the conclusion of the meeting, launching personal attacks against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the process.

However, Putin may also seek an outcome in which Trump can declare victory in the hopes that Russian Federation may eventually get what it wants - legitimizing its annexation of Crimea, easing of USA sanctions, and concessions on arms control. Trump will meet with Putin next week, and met with Kim at the incredibly weird summit in Singapore in June. Trump has said the US nuclear capability needs renewing.

"Trust me, we'll be just fine", Trump said. According to an analysis last month, the USA 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. He also accused Merkel of pursuing oil and gas deals with Russian Federation while asking the U.S.to protect it from Russian Federation. Trump left that meeting without signing the joint statement from the seven nations and antagonizing important USA allies, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

When Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin, he sits down with a disciplined, detail-oriented and experienced Russian leader who has played on the world stage for more than 18 years, in contrast to the US president's 18 months in office. Perhaps we can work out some of our differences.

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The tensions with Trump look all the more stark in the context of a summit that will take important decisions to boost NATO's ability to defend itself from the threat it sees from Russian Federation.

- Weaken NATO by sowing doubt with our allies whether the US would come to their assistance if needed.

Huntsman stressed the importance of going in to any meeting with Russian Federation "with eyes wide open".

The US commander-in-chief has a familiar stick to wield: the shortfall in defense spending; or as Trump puts it, allies' refusal to "pay what they owe".

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