News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

Through all this has run a thread of accusations, strangely enough by the very liberals who for decades insisted USA leaders needed to work more closely with Moscow, that Trump should be actively unfriendly toward Putin.

The Pentagon has undertaken a cost analysis of the 35,000 US troops based in Germany as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and other missions, following expressions of concern by President Donald Trump about the size and expense of their presence there.

"Trust me, we'll be just fine", Trump said.

Member countries are anxious that Trump will spurn them and threaten to unravel the organization, their fears stemming from the G7 meeting last month.

Trump's comments come the day after U.S. NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said efforts to prod members into increasing their defense spending are finding success.

Separately, U.S. Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison told reporters Thursday that the alliance is moving forward together, and "everyone has the same goal, and that is a strong deterrent and an alliance that is unified" against threats like Russian Federation and China.

Much, of course, depends on the president's mood, which is rarely good during worldwide conferences where he bristles at what he considers the unfair economic and security alliances the United States constructed in the wake of WWII and the Cold War.

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And despite Trump's outward rhetoric, the USA contribution hasn't gone down, suggesting that nervousness around the summit may be overplayed, said Michaels. "I don't know how much protection we get from protecting you".

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, January 28, 2017.

"This administration seems to treat our allies as adversaries, and treat our adversaries, or potential adversaries, like their friends", Warner said to CNN on Monday. "Only Trump has billed the summit as such as a success", said Beyer, a member of Merkel's Christian Democrats.

Woody Johnson, Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom, said the president is aware of the planned protests but insisted that Trump "appreciates free speech" in both countries.

Trump pivoted, taking aim at European Union trade barriers to the United States: "On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of $151 Million with the USA, with big Trade Barriers on US goods. NO!"

Former U.S. officials said Putin might try to sell Trump on Russian Federation helping pressure Iran to remove its proxies from southwestern Syria but probably understood there was little chance of sanctions easing because of congressional opposition.

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