German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back at Trump just a few hours after his remarks, arriving at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters to say that Germany had contributed a lot to the defence alliance. Russian Federation has since been supporting them financially and militarily.
Germany, one of America's closest allies, is doubling its energy imports from Russia's Gazprom just as the USA continues to spend billions of dollars to protect Germany and the rest of Europe from Russian Federation.
'Their tariffs on our autos are four times higher in their defense spending is one fourth of what ours is and Germany is the wealthiest country in Europe, spending on defense is much less than most of other countries, ' he said.
Stoltenberg estimated European allies and Canada will add $266 billion to their military spending by 2024 and said, "this is really adding some extra momentum", apparently meaning Trump's pressure. But with tensions in the Western alliance smouldering over Trump's trade tariffs on European steel and his demands for more contributions to ease the burden on United States taxpayers, his earlier remarks fuelled concerns among allies for the USA role in keeping the peace that has reigned since World War II. EURACTIV broke the story.
From left to right, first row: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Donald Trump, and British Prime Minister Theresa May attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
"NATO is not a stock exchange where you can buy security".
What NATO partners dispute is Trump's repeated suggestion that the USA gets little in return for its commitment to defend member countries if threatened.
Navarro, who has counseled Trump to push back against China and European and other allies in trade disputes, described Germany as a "problem" and hammered tariffs on auto imports, following the president's slams on its energy policy.
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TRUMP: "Because of me, they've raised about $40 billion over the past year." - remarks about NATO-member spending on defense at breakfast with Stoltenberg.
Germany, Europe's biggest economy, spends just 1.24%, compared with 3.5% for the US.
"We are having a great meeting, discussing military expenditure".
There had been concern that President Trump might leave the alliance.
Instead, a series of events - a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II - will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump. "So I think that's inappropriate also", Trump claimed. "It's massive amounts of money is owed." - comments at meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
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Another section called on countries to restrict promotion of food products that could have harmful effects on children. A Russian delegate told the New York Times that "the final resolution preserved most of the original wording".
Borjas had been driving by, she said, and wanted to stop, but the woman threatened to hit her vehicle with the brick. A GoFundMe campaign created for Rodriguez last week had raised almost $300,000 by Wednesday afternoon.
Oil prices were falling Wednesday following the announcement by the Trump administration of new tariffs on Chinese goods. On Wednesday, the contract slumped 6.9 percent in its largest one-day percentage decline since February 9, 2016.
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Both of those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders - and Trump unilaterally trashed them. The first Labour Live event has been organised by the Labour Party. "We don't know when". "It seems so un-American".