Trump suggests North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members reimburse USA for defense costs

U.S. President Donald Trump jokes with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister Theresa May walks past during a working dinner meeting at the NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of stat

Trump has insisted that he will be "totally prepared" for the meeting with Putin, who on Tuesday he called "a competitor". But the nations are "stepping up", even if they haven't yet reached their target contribution to the military alliance, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison told PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff on Monday. "Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many". But Trump has intensified the demands to such an extent that allies worry it could damage North Atlantic Treaty Organisation morale and play into the hands Russian President Vladimir Putin, who they accuse of trying to divide and destabilize the West.

On other occasions, the two men discussed Syria, where Putin offered to help Trump achieve his agenda of pulling the USA out of the region, before advisers urged the President not to accept such an offer.

"I really can't say right now".

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CNN's John Avlon was stunned by Trump's admission, which he said was unthinkable to imagine any other president saying. He said that money went toward both US and European security when the United States regards Russian Federation and China as threats.

Diplomats fear an acrimonious meeting 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 later. When we take cases to the WTO, we win about 90 percent of them.

"We need to stick with our European allies, those in the EU, to challenge China", he said.

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"Getting ready to leave for Europe". "So I don't know exactly what he is putting together in that ... but I know that there are many different areas where we are a dual objective", she said. The U.S.is spending many times more than any other country in order to protect them", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, adding: "Not fair to the U.S. taxpayer. On top of that we lose $151 Billion on Trade with the European Union.

"We've had falling outs over Libya, Iraq in 2003, but it's qualitatively different in that the biggest of the allies doesn't just have disagreements with us, but actually seems willing to walk away", Valasek said. In the past few weeks, Trump has sent sharply worded letters to the leaders of several European countries, including Germany, Italy and Norway, and also to Canada, warning that the US was losing patience.

But he added: "I'm glad that the president is talking to Vladimir Putin".

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