This disdain for USA allies is essentially the beating heart of much of Trump's foreign policy, it seems.
"Trust me, we'll be just fine", Trump said.
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.
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During a rally last week in Montana, Trump vowed that he would "tell NATO: 'You've got to start paying your bills."' The president also bemoaned that Americans were "the schmucks that are paying for the whole thing". Trump tweeted on Thursday. Separately, the US envoy said she's concerned that Russian Federation is trying to "flip" Turkey and other American allies to its column. (The United Kingdom lost its foreign minister two days before Trump's arrival, and its prime minister may face a vote of no confidence as he departs.) So did decades of European governments agreeing in word, but not in deed, with Washington's calls for stronger shared defenses.
Commenting on whether Vladimir Putin is a "fine man" as President Trump called him last week, the Ambassador said she "wouldn't" describe him this way, at the same time adding that "despite how the many malign activities that Vladimir Putin has been doing just in the last few years, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks to Russia" while U.S. -Russia military to military talks are aimed "not to allow escalation of hostilities". The activists, representing an array of organizations that united under the motto 'Make peace great again, ' chanted and carried banners reading "Stop NATO - stop war", "Trump not welcome" and "NATO GAME OVER" as they peacefully paraded in the streets.
Second, Putin will blame all of the problems in U.S. -Russia relations on Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. "What we achieved, that was so cool", Andrey, a lawyer, said next to a street corner screen that had shown the match. "We do not recognize Russia's attempt to Annex Crimea. And you need to make sure that we're willing, on our side, to hold Russian Federation responsible for the many activities that they are responsible for, whether that is election meddling; malign activities throughout Europe, including the Balkans, U.K. and Brexit, France, and Italy, just to mention a few; and to hold them responsible for" the destabilizing use of social media. This would follow the pattern he established several weeks ago when he trashed the G-7 gathering in Canada and then all but hugged North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore.