Trump blames Theresa May for Brexit debacle in explosive interview

Roman Schwartz
July 14, 2018

"NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is sidestepping questions about whether President Donald Trump has asked his allies to double their defence spending ambitions".

When he was asked by a reporter whether he would change his tune about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation once he boarded Air Force One and got on Twitter - a reference to his turnaround after a Group of Seven summit in Canada last month - Trump said he would not and called himself a "very stable genius".

All NATO countries agreed in a 2014 summit to increase their defense spending to 2% of their GDP by 2024, and most NATO member countries have already laid out specific plans to meet that target.

But he said that since past year around an additional 33 billion dollars, not including the United States, had been raised and it was now "unnecessary" to withdraw from the organisation.

"I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try)". As to whether he could unilaterally pull the US out of the alliance without congressional approval, Trump said, "I think I probably can, but that's not necessary".

"Germany has agreed to do a lot better than they were doing, and we're very happy with that", Trump said, without going into specifics.

Currently, all leaders were in a "confused state" because everyone was wondering what the condition for the four per cent meant, and the extent to which Trump was serious, Radev said. It's very detailed", he said adding, "It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024.

After Trump spoke, French President Emmanuel Macron said nothing had changed from NATO's earlier commitment, despite Trump's claims.

"Obama failed very badly with Crimea", Trump said.

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Trump was whisked away to an oasis of warm greetings at a black-tie reception at Blenheim, birthplace of Winston Churchill, the larger-than-life British leader cited by the president as a model of leadership.

On Thursday, Trump told reporters at a press conference in Brussels that to him, Putin, was a "competitor" rather than an enemy. On Thursday, Trump said he wasn't troubled by the planned protests.

The US President repeatedly attacked Europe and Brussels over the "terrible way" the US had been treated by the European Union, particularly with trade agreements. "And I said, 'Putin may be the easiest of them all.' You never know. As he said in his interview with the Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her, '" Sanders said in a statement.

At one point, in a break with diplomatic protocol, a source said Trump addressed German Chancellor Merkel by her first name and told her: "Angela, you need to do something about this".

If built, the 1,200-kilometre Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is scheduled for completion in 2019, will supply around 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year from Russian Federation to Germany under the Baltic Sea, circumventing Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine. And I think that is what I'm mostly anxious about because we're not really putting the organization in a great place for the future because we're so focused on preserving what we have.

"I think it is a awful thing Germany is doing".

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.

Shortly after Trump's comments were posted by The Sun, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted her boss holds his United Kingdom counterpart May in high esteem.

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