The U.S. president has been the source of concern for many European allies, in and out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, with European Council President Donald Tusk warning Trump Tuesday to "appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many", and reminding that "America does not have, and will not have a better ally than Europe".
A source close to Macron said Trump had voiced his "personal attachment" to Europe and gave "rather positive and constructive messages" to his allies. In a tweet Tuesday, he said: "Will they reimburse the US?"
Speaking at a media conference after two days of talks, Mr Trump said the US's allies had committed to raising their commitment beyond 2 per cent.
Hannity pointed out that Germany is spending billions of dollars on an energy pipeline between them and Russian Federation, and that the country's former chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, is the one leading the business effort.
Leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia, non-NATO members, were asked to leave for the emergency session. In the afternoon, he heads to his next stop: the United Kingdom.
In recent months Trump has repeatedly launched invective at America´s partners in the Atlantic alliance, a cornerstone of European security since World War II, accusing them of freeloading on the U.S. for defense. "It's really extraordinary that Donald Trump has to be the person to point out that the emperor in Europe has no clothes, ' Navarro continued". Angela Merkel hit back at Trump's comments, saying "I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union". "And, frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back, where they're delinquent, as far as I'm concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them".
He described the current situation as "disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States".
"Germany is just paying a little bit over 1 percent, whereas the United States in actual numbers is paying 4.2 percent."
Leaders will be keen to hear more about Trump's military approach to Afghanistan, which he revamped last August to include a surge in air strikes to force Taliban militants to the negotiating table.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to set the tone on Wednesday by announcing more troops for NATO's Afghan training mission.
Referring to the 97-2 vote Tuesday in the U.S. Senate affirming its support for NATO, Kerry called on Republican lawmakers to call Trump on his actions. And one of the freedoms we have is freedom of speech and the freedom to express your views.
The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday (10 June) toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after US President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak".