Kremlin accuses Trump of trying to bully Europe into buying U.S

Trump has repeatedly said the US was bearing an unfair burden because it spends many times more of its GDP on defence than other NATO countries

Trump has repeatedly said the US was bearing an unfair burden because it spends many times more of its GDP on defence than other NATO countries

On spending, he said "we are stepping up as never before, allowing United States spending to go down", and there was a "new sense of urgency due to president Trump's strong leadership on defence spending".

When asked if he was going to change his cooperative tone once he's out of the country (as he's been known to do), he replied by referencing one of his greatest hits - "I'm a very stable genius".

But he said that since previous year around an additional 33 billion dollars, not including the United States, had been raised and it was now "unnecessary" to withdraw from the organisation. But now, according to media reports, Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ) or to change its pivotal role in the alliance, over the matter.

The communique welcomes "four consecutive years of real growth in non-US defence expenditure" and says all allies have started to increase the amount they spend on defence in real terms.

Trump blazed into the summit yesterday by demanding that allies reach their commitment to increase spending to two per cent of GDP "immediately" - instead of by 2024 as previously agreed.

French President Emmanuel Macron was more straightforward. Macron was barely able to get out a quick "no, no" before Trump continued speaking for the two of them.

He added that allies had agreed their national plans to get defence spending up to 2 per cent should be "credible".

Trump also pointed to progress over the last year, prior to this North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, to tout his success at this year's summit - something the United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had previously touted in a conference call with reporters ahead of the summit.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took a more diplomatic approach on the spending row, saying that Trump was having an "impact" while refusing to confirm any increase beyond what was agreed in the statement. Donald Trump and the whole world leader gang got together to reaffirm their commitment to worldwide defense and cooperation this week and it did not go at all as planned.

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May's office said it would not comment on The Sun article during a greeting when Trump met May at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to review a military exercise.

"I'm sorry, they're for White House staff", they were told as they tried to grab vacant seats at the front.

"I think it is a awful thing Germany is doing".

He said that the decision to reach two per cent, which had been very hard to achieve in Bulgaria, would be fulfilled in the term of office of the next government, Radev said.

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Trump turned a harsh spotlight on Germany's own ties to Russian Federation, declaring Wednesday that a natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel's government "totally controlled" and "captive" to Russian Federation.

Ahead of his Monday meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump called the Russian president a "competitor" when asked if he considered Putin a friend or a foe. "Every single U.S. president has been pushing the point of extra spending since Reagan and they have all been played I am not going to be".

But more than half of United States exports go to just three countries - Mexico, South Korea, and China - and the European Commission says less than one percent of Europe's gas come from America. "And, as long as Russian Federation persists in its efforts to undermine our interests and values, we must continue to deter and counter them".

"The people voted to break it up (Britain's ties with the EU)", Trump told a press conference in Brussels on Thursday.

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