Trump Slams NATO Spending on Eve of Departure for Summit

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While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a "Salute to Service" dinner held in honour of the nation's military at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US, July 3, 2018.

"Prior presidents saw America's allies as enhancing USA power and really enabling the United States in being the global leader that it has been for so long, especially compared to China and Russian Federation, which have very few allies", said Goldgeier.

Recall that in mid-June, the American edition Buzzfeed, citing diplomatic sources reported that in the course of G7 summit in Canada, trump said other world leaders that he believes the Russian Crimea, since the Peninsula's population speaks Russian. Trump has said the USA nuclear capability needs renewing.

Despite Trump's criticism, Ischinger said the transatlantic alliance is in its best shape in years, given rising military spending and efforts to shore up defenses in the Baltic states and Poland after Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

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"It will become increasingly hard to justify to American citizens why some countries continue to fail to meet our shared collective security commitments", Trump said in a letter addressed to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg seen by Bloomberg News. Putin's aggressive foreign policy is a threat to both us and our allies. A+ for Trump on this one.

Trump has described North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "obsolete" on the campaign trail and, since taking office, has pressured the alliance to rebalance the amount of money that member nations pay.

"It will become increasingly hard to justify to American citizens why some countries continue to fail to meet our shared collective security commitments", Trump said in a letter addressed to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg seen by Bloomberg News. US officials said the two sides this time would be discussing Russian election meddling, Russia's incursions in the Ukraine and involvement in Syria.

"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. "They kill us on trade".

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will sit down in a room together in the Finnish capital on July 16 for their first summit meeting.

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