Trump calls Germany captive of Russian Federation, demands much higher defence spending

Ambassador Fournier and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

At the end of the first session of a two-day summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the aim first was to reach 2 percent, but moments later Trump tweeted that allies were undercutting the United States on trade and needed to immediately boost spending.

"I have to say, I think it's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where we're supposed to be guarding against Russia", Trump said at a breakfast with Stoltenberg.

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with trade between the US and the European Union (EU), stating the latter makes it hard for USA's farmers and workers to do business in Europe.

Breaking from a carefully scripted session that was to focus on Ukraine and Georgia, one source said Trump "forcibly restated his position on wanting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to reach 2 percent spending target to a short a deadline".

Trump earlier told alliance leaders they should raise their defense spending to 4 percent of their gross domestic product, or GDP. He says it "must ultimately" go to 4 percent.

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The exchange was part of an uncomfortable day as anxious Western allies were subjected to the USA president's "America first" approach.

"We have a very, very good relationship with the chancellor".

Trump also prepared to make a previously unscheduled public statement, the White House said.

A source close to French President Emmanuel Macron said Trump had voiced his "personal attachment" to Europe and gave "rather positive and constructive messages" to his allies.

"We had a very intense summit", Merkel herself told reporters after the meeting.

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Macron and Putin talk regularly on the phone and have hosted each other for summit meetings in the previous year, but they have found little common ground on issues such as the Syrian civil war and conflict in Ukraine.

Stoltenberg said it had been appropriate and understandable for defence spending to fall after the end of the Cold War, but the alliance had now recognised the need to bring it back up, with member countries adding billions to their defence budgets.

Trump, in a testy exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, took issue with the US protecting Germany as it strikes deals with Russian Federation. The president is also not the first leader to point to the impact of Nord Stream 2 on Europe, echoing complaints from Eastern European allies who note it would cut out transit countries such as Poland and Ukraine. Larsen has written to Trump about how this fixation on the two per cent commitment demonstrates a willful misrepresentation of both NATO's mission and how it is funded.

Trump's next stop will be London, where he'll be meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"This has been going on for decades and it is disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States and we're going to make it fair".

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