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Unpacking Trump's claim of new funding from NATO members

14 July, 2018, 07:18 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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The mood was already prickly ahead of the summit, prompting a terse exhortation from the European Union's President Donald Tusk for Trump to "appreciate" his allies and reminding him that Europe had come to its aid following the 9/11 attacks.

As the dust cleared it was not clear what, if any concrete promises he had won. As we wrote recently, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a two-year budget agreement that Trump signed into law February 9, set the budget authority for national defense at $700 billion in fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion in fiscal 2019.

"That's all." In the end, leaders left with an awkward consensus, after hours in which Trump had been so aggressive in his approach with allies that reports made the rounds that he might pull the US out. "President Donald Trump himself should be the one to bring this message".

He had thrown the summit into crisis by demanding countries meet a spending target of 2 per cent of gross domestic product immediately, instead of by 2024, and to eventually double spending to 4 per cent.

He said the US has been "modernizing and fixing" its nuclear weapons program and added "it's just a devastating technology and they [the Russians] likewise are doing a lot".

"That is all", Macron said. NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said last week that now 16 of 29 countries are on track to meet that goal.

"We understand this United States president is very serious about defence spending and this is having an impact", Stoltenberg said.

The second day of the defence pact meeting was disrupted and repeatedly rescheduled, as Trump's insistence on renegotiating his allies' defence budgets took precedence over issues such as Ukraine and Georgia's vulnerability to Russian Federation.

Trump launched his blunt attack against Germany on the very first day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that took place in Belgium on Wednesday and Thursday, saying it was wrong to back importing more Russian gas and not meeting the Nato's target for defence spending.

Another diplomatic source said that a "special session on burden sharing is ongoing".

He insisted it had been a "very good" summit because of the frank and open discussion it had hosted.

"These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said in a statement. Allies would be increasing spending by $33 billion or more, he added.

The conversation was "positive", one official said.

"Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening", Trump said at an impromptu press conference, adding, "Now we are very happy".

I dont "believe" Putin interfered in our elections I know for a fact he did.

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.

At the contentious two-day summit that wrapped up Thursday, Trump intensified accusations that other nations in the 29-member alliance were not paying their fair share on defense.

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