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Meeting Putin Might Be Easier Than Meeting Theresa May

10 Июля 2018, 10:44 | Devin Moran

This week’s summit in Brussels could expose cracks in the Nato allianceWAKIL KOHSAR AFP GETTY IMAGES

This week’s summit in Brussels could expose cracks in the Nato alliance

Diplomats fear an acrimonious meeting between Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin could undermine efforts to show unity in the face of the growing threat on the alliance's eastern flank - particularly with Trump set to meet Putin in Helsinki a few days after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit.

President Trump has dealt a blow to Theresa May before his visit to Britain by declaring the country to be "in turmoil" and saying he wants to meet his "friend" Boris Johnson.

But European Council President Donald Tusk was more direct in anticipating that Trump may have designs on sowing discord, delivering a stinging warning to the visiting Americans president.

Leaders converged on Brussels fearful of what the combative US president might say or do to rupture the liberal world order, with some European diplomats privately predicting calamity.

He tweeted on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT): "Getting ready to leave for Europe. We pay far too much and they pay far too little", he said later on the South Lawn.

Donald Trump has waded in to the chaos engulfing British politics, saying that the United Kingdom is in "turmoil".

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Tusk reminded Trump that the first time NATO's mutual defense clause to assist other members under attack came after the terror attacks on 9/11 and that 870 European troops have fought and died in Afghanistan.

After Putin mentioned that White House officials were trying to interfere, a person with direct knowledge of the conversation said that Trump told to Putin, "Those are stupid people; you shouldn't listen to them, "The New York Times reported Monday".

Experts fear the trip could produce a repeat of the dynamics from Trump's last trip overseas, when he admonished Group of Seven allied nations at a summit in Canada before heading to Singapore, where he showered praise on one of America's longest-standing adversaries, North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

"Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU".

Canada only contributed 1.29% of GDP, while Germany - which has drawn criticism from President Trump - spent 1.24% of its GDP on defense previous year. "It is clearly having an impact", Stoltenberg said. I would urge other (Nato members) to work towards that'. US officials said the two sides this time would be discussing Russian election meddling, Russia's incursions in the Ukraine and involvement in Syria. But it depends on the validity of several assumptions, most important being that Trump is totally unaware of USA interests in Europe and the world in general, doesn't care, or is so besotted with Putin as to come perilously close to committing treason. "I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him", he said.

Canada is spending just over 1.2 per cent of GDP on defence, significantly below the target.

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