On the last leg of his first foreign trip, the President Trump the heads of the NATO countries met with the government against the background of rising tensions over its attitude to Russia, but also a renewed commitment to the fight against terrorism in the Wake of the Manchester-based attacks.
Speak in front of the entrance of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, trump returned to a common theme in his travels, fighting the war against terrorism.
“My travels and meetings have given me new hope that the peoples of different faith can unite directions, in order to defeat terrorism, said a common threat for the entire humanity,” Trump in a solemn ceremony of unveiling of a plaque at the NATO article 5, the provision on mutual defence of the Nato Charter.
Trump, however, does not reaffirm America’s commitment to this clause. And he didn’t shy away from numbers from the invitation to the NATO members their fair share.
“These serious safety concerns are the same reason that I say very, very directly with the Secretary and the members of the Alliance, that nation-said members must finally contribute their fair share and their financial obligations,” the President said.
He said 23 of the 28 member States, which is currently paying”, what you should pay and what they will pay for your defense should be.”
The awkward moment that underlines the tensions between Trump and his European colleagues on other matters.
These disagreements were aired at the Thursday morning after the President met with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
Tusk openly expressed his scepticism about the achievement of common ground on several areas of disagreement.
“Some questions remain open, such as climate and trade. And I’m not 100 percent sure that we can say it today-we believe the Lord President and myself-we said a common position, the common opinion on Russia,” Tusk.
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to broadcast publicly their disagreement with Trump to tell the immigration of the attitude that the common values, not “the isolation and the construction of walls that makes us successful.”