U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump attend the evening reception and dinner at the 2018 NATO Summit.
Trump emerged declaring his continued commitment to a Western alliance built on USA military might that has stood up to Moscow since World War Two.
"Europe is your best ally, please remember that", Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (10 July) in an indirect message to USA president Donald Trump, who will attend a crucial North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels this week and then meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"In that we also defend the interests of the United States". "They are going to up it at levels they have never thought of before".
"I brought it up, no one brought it up but me".
Trump spent the next several few hours practically ensuring it. Germany gets about 9 percent of its energy from natural gas, which is the energy in question. Citing the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, he said: "Secretary Stoltenberg gives us total credit, meaning me, I guess, in this case, total credit".
"Something has to be done", he added. After all, NATO's ability to engage militarily on behalf of its members necessitates having military assets to deploy. His approach has fueled concern among his critics at home and overseas that he is intent on deconstructing the postwar order and replacing it with an "America First" breed of transactional diplomacy.
And while all member nations have agreed, in principle, to work toward the 2 percent spending goal, each country is ultimately beholden to unique political processes and must consult with their respective parliaments to secure increased military spending.
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Mützenich went on to explain patiently why building a new gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Europe made economic sense for Germany, and contrasted Trump's "intimidation attempts" to the more diplomatic approach from Ukraine, whose government has its own concerns about Nord Stream 2.
In a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defence organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency session.
"We're paying for anywhere from 70 to 90 percent to protect Europe, and that's fine."
(It's one of three countries to have passed a law mandating an increase to 2 percent.) Since Trump began advocating for countries to hit that goal, 16 have increased spending relative to GDP by at least 5 percent; six of those countries had already increased by at least 5 percent during the two prior years as well. Washington has since told countries they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from November 4 or face USA financial measures, with no exemptions.
Trump threw the summit into turmoil by demanding not only that allies reach their commitment to increase spending to two percent of GDP "immediately" - instead of by 2024 as previously agreed - but also telling them to eventually double the figure to a punishing four percent.
Merkel said she welcomed the chance to have an "exchange of views" with Trump.
The populist core of his coalition is fueled in part by anger over what his supporters consider unfair treatment of the United States on matters of trade, immigration, and global affairs.
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said the Russians had been under the impression that only Democrats believed that Russia had been involved.
It was the most recent in a series of demands and insults that critics fear will undermine the decades-old alliance, coming days before Trump sits down with Putin at the conclusion of his closely watched European trip.
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