Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump to address reporters in Helsinki

US tougher on Russia than anybody but chance for better relations with Moscow and Putin- Trump

US tougher on Russia than anybody but chance for better relations with Moscow and Putin- Trump

As the dust cleared it was not clear what, if any concrete promises he had won.

"Trump has no alternative vision for organizing the world - he is wholly in destruction mode", said Steil, author of a new book on the Marshall Plan. "Since President Trump was in Brussels last spring allies have added 41 billion extra for defence spending".

He claimed afterwards that there had been "tremendous progress" and that other members had agreed to increase their military spending after his "firm" warnings.

A blimp depicting President Trump as a nappy-wearing baby was raised in the air in Parliament Square.

"Canada had been also under-investing and neglecting its military investments". "It confirms the goal of 2% by 2024".

French President Emmauel Macron said a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation communique released on Wednesday and agreed by all the allies including the USA was clear: it reaffirmed the 2014 commitment for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to pay 2 per cent of their GDP on defence.

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He used the forum to again blast the "rigged witch hunt", his term for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election, saying it "hurts" USA and Russian relations.

Stoltenberg said he had called the extra session because the allies felt the issue of burden sharing needed more discussion.

"Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU".

Responding to Mr Trump's comments about The Sun, a spokesman for the newspaper said: "We stand by our reporting and the quotes we used - including those where the president was positive about the prime minister, in both the paper and in our audio - and we're delighted that the president essentially retracted his original charge against the paper later in the press conference".

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He added that allies had agreed their national plans to get defence spending up to 2 per cent should be "credible". Macron was barely able to get out a quick "no, no" before Trump continued speaking for the two of them.

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Trump as a baby and they've already declared victory by noting that the President is largely avoiding London during his visit. During the dinner, they reaffirmed their strong alliance and vowed to jointly fight against terrorism and Russian aggression.

Currently, all leaders were in a "confused state" because everyone was wondering what the condition for the four per cent meant, and the extent to which Trump was serious, Radev said.

"We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russia because, anything you do, it's like: "Russia, oh he loves Russia", Trump said. "Germany just started paying Russian Federation, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russian Federation".

In the same breath, he sounded a strongly conciliatory tone with the Russian leader despite the USA intelligence community's assessment that Putin not only meddled in the 2016 elections to help Trump but also continues his cyberwar efforts going into the 2018 mid-terms.

German news agency DPA, Politico and The Times London reported the US President had openly threatened that the US would "do our own thing" unless the wealthiest allies were spending 2 per cent of their GDP on defence by January.

Never mind that the 2 percent guideline was established in 2006 - or that other leaders more or less snickered at Trump's 4 percent ask. We are being played for fools.

He added: "She said: 'Don't worry it's only the press.' I thought that was very professional".

Trump's is scheduled to meet with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

"He's really quite stung by the criticism he's been getting", Dunn said.

"We haven't had nuclear testing, missile launches, rocket launches...we got back hostages and prisoners", Trump listed.

Citing the alliance's Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, he said, "Secretary Stoltenberg gives us total credit, meaning me, I guess, in this case, total credit".

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