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Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending

Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending

Although Trump administration officials point to the longstanding alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Trump's itinerary in England will largely keep him out of central London, the centre of the protests. "Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening, and they have substantially upped their commitment".

US President Donald Trump was so forceful in his verbal lashing of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over their defense spending levels that reports began circulating during the two-day summit that he might even pull the US out of the 69-year-old alliance.

Trump said he does not anticipate a "Perry Mason" moment when he confronts Putin on the issue, a reference to a decades-old USA television courtroom drama, and he predicted Putin would continue to deny the allegations.

Politico said Trump warned of "grave consequences" if the allies did not immediately meet the 2 per cent spending targets.

Since coming to power a year ago, Trump has sought to improve relations with Putin.

The summit's dramatic, chaotic conclusion - complete with the USA president suddenly making demands following a formal communique - bore a striking similarity to Trump's departure from last month's G7 meetings in Quebec.

Merkel said: "We had a very intense summit". Only eight countries expect to meet the target in 2018, he said. Most officials and the invited leaders of non-NATO Afghanistan and Georgia were ushered out.

She said Trump raised the topic of better burden-sharing and more spending by Germany, "as has been discussed for months", and that "we made clear that we're on the way".




Earlier Thursday, Trump called out US allies on Twitter, saying, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation". Of the alliance, he said it was "very unified, very strong, no problem".

'I think that really hurts our country and it really hurts our relations with Russia, ' Trump said. I don't. I'm very consistent.

Trump also reiterated his criticisms of Germany, which he said earlier this week was "totally controlled by Russia" because of a deal for a natural gas pipeline. "I made clear that we are on this path", Merkel said. "Because I said it was unfair". "I would like to see that hit that level".

"All allies are increasing defense spending".

John McCain on Friday praised the Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers and called on President Donald Trump to cancel his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin if he is "not prepared to hold Putin accountable". President Trump himself should be the one to bring this message to Putin.

They are expected to discuss the expulsion of U.S. diplomats from 2016 over issues including the allegations of election meddling.

"These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said in a statement.

'It's one of those things.


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