Britain is a country in turmoil, says Donald Trump

Britain is a country in turmoil, says Donald Trump

President Trump will attend a closed-door summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday and has said no aides from the United States would be present for much of the talk.

"We do have a lot of allies, but we can not be taken advantage of. It's not a bad thing, I've said that many times".

"Certainly, the president has been very plainspoken about asking our allies to do more", Hutchison said from Brussels, noting that other former presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, did the same.

A senior European Union official lashed out on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) at President Donald Trump, lambasting the USA leader's constant criticism of European allies and urging him to remember who his friends are when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.

Speaking about solidarity, I want to dispel the American President's argument, which says that the United States alone protects Europe against our enemies, and that the USA is nearly alone in this struggle.

"These are our closest allies and we really appreciate their support".

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Trump's tweet on Tuesday echoed earlier posts on Twitter on Monday and his criticism at a rally of supporters in the United States last week, in which he said that Washington was unfairly carrying nearly all the cost of defending Europe.

In addition to stating that his meeting with Putin could be his "easiest" during his European trip, Trump also wouldn't say whether he considered the Russian leader a friend or foe.

"This is why as part of our new budgetary proposals we, the Commission, have proposed to increase defense spending by 22 times, bringing total defense spending to Euro 27.5 billion [$32.2 billion] from 2021 to 2027", Juncker said. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he wrote on Twitter. According to European Union statistics, the EU's trade surplus in 2017 was $140bn (€120bn; £106bn).

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members are committed to spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024, but only a handful of countries have met or come close to that target.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned in a recent speech that "old pillars of reliability are crumbling", in a veiled reference to the USA withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to tariffs on European Union metals exports and the threat of more to come on cars.

While countries closer to Russian Federation, such as Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Poland, significantly boosted defense, most other members took a more relaxed approach, with Germany's defense minister saying in 2015 that she didn't see a need to meet the spending bar, Deutsche Welle reported. Not fair to the USA taxpayer. "I've said that many times for many years". Underpayments by European nations have been contentious since long before Trump started complaining about the problem-especially following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when many nations began to slash defense spending.

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