EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 20:16
Donald Trump addressed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives in Brussels on Thursday, and given that President Cuckshake campaigned on the idea that the military alliance is obsolete, member countries were hoping the speech would affirm Washington's commitment to defending its allies.
The leaders' meeting quickly expanded to wider talks where Trump also met with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States".A White House official described Trump slapping Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, on the arm as a "casual greeting".
The Montenegrin prime minister finally found his place in the far right end of the back row of the group photograph, while Trump took his place in the front and center of the group photo, standing beside the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom.
Among the G-7 leaders who leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the climate deal was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said: "We put forward very many arguments".
Some of the allies - particularly Eastern European nations deeply anxious about Russian aggression - were hopeful that Trump would state a firm commitment to NATO's Article 5 mutual-defense agreement, which underpins the entire alliance.
The president had been under heavy global pressure during the trip to affirm the United States' commitment under the Paris agreement to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants believed to be warming the earth to harmful levels. "If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism".
Yesterday was an opportunity to the American president to reassure our partners overseas about our partnerships and commitments.
Earlier in the day, Mr Trump, a critic of the European Union during his campaign, received a chilly reception from European counterparts in Brussels.
May said she planned to "make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".
British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published.
Spicer said he had not seen the video but assumed the USA president was moving to his designated spot. "We have major disagreements on Russian Federation, climate change and trade". The president lunched with French President Emmanuel Macron, where the two leaders shook hands in a tense, white-knuckled embrace.
President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, with an attempt to shame European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defenses and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of United States taxpayers.