Trump Told Putin: My Aides Are "Stupid People"

Trump Told Putin: My Aides Are

US President Donald Trump berated fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members on Monday for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a recent drumbeat of criticism before meeting European leaders this week in Brussels.

The organization has in recent years been cleaning up in its act, a strategy that the group will likely tout at the summit to appease Trump. "They kill us on trade". 'I'm confident the UK-US alliance will play a leading role in advancing our shared values of democracy and freedom, ' he said. I would urge other (Nato members) to work towards that'.

This personal animosity between the alliance's most important national leaders comes at an especially infelicitous time, with Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation applying pressure around Nato's periphery, using "hybrid warfare" techniques to destabilize the Baltic and Black Sea nations, and employing cyber operations to undermine democracy as far away as the US.

In direct costs, the US now pays about 22 percent of NATO's "principal budgets" that are funded by all alliance members based on a cost-sharing formula that factors in the gross national income of each country. Most of the non-US Nato members are moving closer to the entirely reasonable goals of spending 2% of gross domestic product on defence and 20% of that on modern equipment.

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Some U.S. officials and experts have said the change in language amounted to a softening in approach. Pompeo is set to reach Pyongyang on Friday for further talks on denuclearization of the country.

The fact that President Trump avoided criticizing Putin since he came to power is one of the reasons provided by some individuals to demonstrate the proximity between Trump and Russian Federation.

"Russia should be in this meeting", Trump said in June.

President Trump was speaking with Putin on the phone just days after the Russian leader won his election in March, in what what was widely believed to be a rigged race with a landslide 77 per cent of the vote. On Putin's wish list: an end to US military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of USA forces there. Saying that he wants to improve relations with Moscow, Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on conclusions by the nation's intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to help him win the 2016 election, noting that Putin has "strongly" denied being behind the interference. "But right now, we have sanctions against Russian Federation due to their malign influence and the things they're doing that are very disruptive - trying to divide our alliance", Kay Bailey Hutchinson said. Trump has argued that countries not paying their fair share are freeloading off the USA and has threatened to stop protecting those he feels pay too little.

Much of the rest of Trump's foreign policy is equally freakish.

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