US President, Donald Trump speaks during a press conference prior to the departure of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, 12. Of July 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President, Trump declared that the NATO summit is a success and a “stable genius” in a free-wheeling press conference that followed, a sometimes tense meeting of the Western Alliance.
Trump spoke to international reporters in Brussels around noon, local time, on Thursday after an emergency meeting of the NATO-members, directed its criticism, that you do not have enough funds for the defense.
“Yesterday, I’ll let you know that I have been very unhappy with what had happened, and they significantly increased their commitment.”
After the meeting, Trump concessions touted the strengths of allies defence spending and played down what has been, at times, unpleasant negotiations prior to the public.
“Yesterday, I’ll let you know that I have been very unhappy with what had happened, and they significantly increased their commitment,” he said.
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Trump pressed members of the 69-year-old Alliance to fulfill their obligation to spend 2 per cent of the gross domestic products on defense, up to the year 2024. He said on Thursday that the pressure that he has led you to the Nations, the issue of a possible increase of $40 billion for defense.
“The United States was not to be treated fairly, but now we are told to” Trump. “I believe in NATO.”
However, shortly thereafter, the French President, Emmanuel Macron Trump’s denied the suggestion that NATO countries have agreed to increase defence expenditure of 2 per cent of GDP. He said the agreement put out for Wednesday, ” confirmed the target of 2 percent until the year 2024. That’s all.”
Macron also denied reports that Trump has threatened the United States, from the NATO military Alliance in the middle of the funding dispute.
A reporter during the press conference, asked whether trump’s message would change as soon as it relates to Air Force One, perhaps on tweets, followed the G7 discussions, in which Trump turned on the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and Macron.
“The are other people who do that,” Trump replied. “I don’t know it. I am very consistent. I am a very stable genius.”
Trump, who is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, blasted Germany earlier this week for his billion-dollar natural gas deal with Moscow. But on Thursday, he said he was willing to put up with Putin.
“He is said to be a competitor,” Trump. “Someone said, he is a enemy? He is not my enemy. He is your friend? No, I don’t know him very much. But the few times I met him, we have come together…. Hopefully, one day, maybe he is a friend. It could happen to you.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.