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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media alongside First Lady Melania Trump as they walk to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, as they travel on a week-long trip to Europe, with stops in Brussels, London, Scotland and Helsinki. Johnson, a potential successor to May, resigned Monday as foreign secretary and reportedly savaged her Brexit plan as "a big turd".

But Sir Kim Darroch, UK ambassador to the U.S., said the president will be "an honoured guest, representing a partnership that is greater and deeper than any other in history".

According to an internal European Union memo obtained by Bloomberg and using BEA figures, when including trade in goods, trade in services and primary income from investments, the USA has a 12 billion-euro surplus with the EU. "America does not have, and will not have a better ally than Europe".

On Nato, President Trump's main objection is that a number of member states have not increased their defence budgets to the target of 2% of economic output.

They agreed to be "guided" by "considerations" to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense by 2024. "I have always liked him", he said, adding he had not spoken with Prime Minister May since Johnson quit. He also let US defense spending fall.

"NATO really is making progress, and they are doing it really at President Trump's insistence", Hutchinson said on "Fox News Sunday".

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Trump also added that he had a "very good relationship" with May, though he was less positive about the European Union, repeating his criticism of the bloc's trade policies and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending. "Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years, and not paying in those past years", Trump told the leaders of member countries.

"Well, we do have a lot of allies".

Speaking about solidarity, I want to dispel the American President's argument, which says that the USA alone protects Europe against our enemies, and that the U.S. is nearly alone in this struggle. Tusk recalled that the Europeans are spending more than Russian Federation and as much as China on defence. Separately, doubts about Trump's commitment to European security have pushed EU leaders to boost defense cooperation.

Some diplomats fear the president will threaten to pull troops out of Europe without more spending on defense, despite US denials.

Russia has been accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, and several high-level investigations are examining the possibility of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

On his own trip to the USA earlier this year, Johnson said that Trump could be eligible for a Nobel peace prize if he pulls off a nuclear disarmament deal with North Korea. First of all, dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many.

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