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NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

Putin will claim that he and Trump have had enough of these institutions, which seek to block Russian Federation and exploit US generosity. This relationship is the main deterrent keeping Putin from taking over more of Eastern Europe. "This deal is going to be done through the European Union and done in Brussels". But if one listens just to her boss, it is not a stretch to wonder just how unified such an global body can be if its most influential and wealthy member appears skeptical of its necessity and the manner in which it is funded.

The top German officials expressed their frank criticism in interviews with media published on July 6, one day after Trump told a rally of supporters that Americans have been "schmucks" for paying a large share of Germany's and NATO's defense bills. "And I said, 'You know, [Chancellor] Angela [Merkel], I can't guarantee it, but we're protecting you, and it means a lot more to you than protecting us because I don't know how much protection we get by protecting you'". United States reports have suggested Trump may be interested in a drawdown in Germany, but the much greater changes seem to just be further panicky speculation built around Europe's general opposition to the Trump-Putin summit.

"The main concern is he will spend much of the time berating them on not spending enough on defense" before having "a love fest with Putin, like he did with Chairman Kim", Goldgeier said. But it's where we are - not because of things the president has said, but things his administration has done.

At the G20 summit in Germany past year, Trump and Putin and spoke privately for over two hours accompanied only by translators, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Then there's the long shadow cast by Vladimir Putin, and fears in some allied capitals at what Trump might offer the Russian leader at their summit in Helsinki next Monday.

"We have a 2.5 percent tariff on them". Totally prepared - I have been preparing for this stuff my whole life.

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Since even before the 2016 election, conspiracy theories about Trump and Putin abounded.

As many as 33% of those surveyed said they had positive expectations from the summit, while one percent said that, the outcome of the highly-talked about event would be negative for Russian Federation.

Hutchison, a former senator, said Russian Federation continues to "sow discontent and even false information" over social media in an attempt to divide allied nations.

Huntsman's description of Russia's "malign" activities was far sharper than those expressed by Trump, who has indicated his admiration for Putin and said that he takes Putin at his word in denying election meddling.

In an earlier Twitter posting, the president singled out Germany for contributing just 1 per cent, which he said is one-fourth of what the U.S.is spending. In fact, they're howling already.

"NATO really is making progress, and they are doing it really at President Trump's insistence", Ms. Hutchison said on "Fox News Sunday". Well done to our guys, they tried very hard. What the USA should be pushing for is straightforward: ongoing commitment of trainers and funding in Afghanistan, where the key will be forcing the Taliban to the negotiating table; increasing cyber resources for both defensive and offensive activities; establishing a greater level of formal North Atlantic Treaty Organisation participation in the fight against the Islamic State; generating a coherent surveillance and operational plan for the Arctic; and-above all-synchronizing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation responses to ongoing Russian aggression around the border of the alliance.


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