Donald Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over military spending ahead of summit

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

The transatlantic alliance is to boost its Command Structure by more than 1,200 personnel, and to have 30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels ready to use within 30 days or less through a NATO Readiness Initiative, Stoltenberg said.

"And we are standing behind them on that", she said. "But he seems to have a thing for authoritarian rulers", said Goldgeier, who expects Trump to come out of his meeting with Putin touting a great relationship (as he did with Kim - although the North Korean leader's weekend meeting with Secretary of Sate Mike Pompeo yielded disastrous optics). Trump has argued that countries not paying their fair share are freeloading off the USA and has threatened to stop protecting those he feels pay too little.

"While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more", he wrote on Twitter. He has often railed against the US's key allies, accusing fueling trade deficits with the US.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump will be largely kept away from central London.

In addition to that there is a sense of anxiety about Trump's relation with Russian Federation.

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Woody Johnson, Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom, said the president is aware of the planned protests but insisted that Trump "appreciates free speech" in both countries. What the USA should be pushing for is straightforward: ongoing commitment of trainers and funding in Afghanistan, where the key will be forcing the Taliban to the negotiating table; increasing cyber resources for both defensive and offensive activities; establishing a greater level of formal North Atlantic Treaty Organisation participation in the fight against the Islamic State; generating a coherent surveillance and operational plan for the Arctic; and-above all-synchronizing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation responses to ongoing Russian aggression around the border of the alliance.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who plans to attend a football match between France and Belgium Tuesday, the Kremlin said Monday.

At the time, Trump ignored his national security advisers and congratulated Putin on what was widely believed to be a sham reelection victory. Trump has dismissed those probes as nothing but a "witch hunt".

As the investigation into ties between Russian Federation and trump continues, Trump's decision to meet one-on-one with Putin at an upcoming summit has drawn particular scrutiny, It seems Trump either does really have troubling ties to the Kremlin, or he doesn't mind acting in ways that make it look that way. But he also raised eyebrows about his mindset for the one-on-one summit, which will not feature any aides, when he tweeted this last month: "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!"

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