Trump Tirade Sends NATO Leaders Into Crisis Session

Lester Mason
July 13, 2018

On the second day of his visit to the UK, President Trump is meeting the prime minister at Chequers and the Queen at Windsor Castle. But with Trump scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation on Monday, the gathering was dominated by wrangling over money.

Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday afternoon, after flying in from a tumultuous North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

He ignited a long-running feud with the London Mayor, who refused to stop the Trump baby from flying in London, accusing him of doing a "very bad job on terrorism".

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, though, said the discussion "made NATO stronger", as it "created a new sense of urgency". "She has got a great and lovely grace about her", Trump said in the interview, which took place in Brussels Wednesday morning but was published Thursday night.

"The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on", he said. "He's been saying very good things about me as president". "I think it changed the fabric of Europe".

LONDON ― An enormous blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby throwing a temper tantrum set sail over the city Friday morning.

He said the USA "pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe" and demanded that members meet their pledge to spend 2 percent of GDP on defence, which "must ultimately go to 4%!"

British Prime Minister Theresa May sits with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as she holds the first Cabinet meeting of her new team inside 10 Downing Street, in London, on June 12, 2017. The comments infuriated some of May's Conservative Party colleagues, including one who tweeted, "Where are your manners, Mr. President?" and another who chided Trump for diminishing "the standing of the great country he is meant to lead".


Although Trump is staying at the USA ambassador's London mansion during his two-day trip to London, all of his scheduled public events are outside the city.

Trump said his statements to The Sun were based on reports he had read that indicated free trade would likely not be possible with Britain after it leaves the EU.

"Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening", Trump said, adding that, in response, European countries agreed to up their spending.

"He's been very nice to me the times I've met him".

In the end, however, Mr. Trump agreed to NATO's 23-page declaration that said it would boost defense spending, and reconfirmed their outrage over Moscow's invasion of the Crimea, and maintaining sanctions on Russian Federation.

Amid the tumult, British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose government is in turmoil over her plans for exiting the European Union, sounded a call for solidarity among allies.

He also vowed to raise allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election, amid an ongoing United States investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow.

The British government on Thursday published its long-awaited Brexit blueprint aimed at restarting stalled talks with the European Union, only for it to be panned by eurosceptics, the City of London and the U.S. president.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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