German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit

10 July, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

I think it's a sign of how confident the president is that he did nothing wrong.

- Trump told leaders at last month's G7 Summit that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance was "too costly" and "as bad as NAFTA;" in recent weeks his public statements have undercut shared North Atlantic Treaty Organisation positions on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity; and in the run-up to this week's summit, he sent threatening letters to our allies demanding that they spend more money on defense.

What makes it particularly hurtful is the evident personal affection and admiration Trump has for Putin.

Around half of those polled said that relations between Russian Federation and the U.S. are tense (49%), while the number of those sharing this opinion was 30% in 2017. But if one listens just to her boss, it is not a stretch to wonder just how unified such an worldwide body can be if its most influential and wealthy member appears skeptical of its necessity and the manner in which it is funded. Trump has noted that most allies are not meeting their commitment of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

Her comments come just weeks after Trump charged that America is "the piggy bank that (NATO) likes to take from", and "we like to help out, but it helps them, they're in Europe".

"And we are standing behind them on that", she said.

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The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis website says that the European Union had a trade in goods surplus with the U.S.in 2017 of US$151.4 billion - not million. Totally prepared - I have been preparing for this stuff my whole life. Putin will say that it was Obama who imposed sanctions on Russian Federation and accused Moscow of interfering in the election in an attempt to discredit Trump's legitimacy. "And you need to make sure that we're willing, on our side, to hold Russian Federation responsible for the many activities that they are responsible for, whether that is election meddling; malign activities throughout Europe, including the Balkans, U.K. and Brexit, France, and Italy, just to mention a few; and to hold them responsible for" the destabilizing use of social media.

"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. He knows the facts and the details and he's discussed it.

What is different now, however, is the obvious personal antipathy of the USA president toward the alliance in general and some of the key leaders in particular. In fact, they're howling already.

To seek Trump's support for a Russian sphere of influence, Putin will argue that Russia has much greater interests in the region than the United States does. On Putin's wish list: an end to USA military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of US forces there.

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