Donald Trump: UK is in turmoil

GETTYDonald Trump has accused some Nato countries of not spending their two per cent of GDP on defence

GETTYDonald Trump has accused some Nato countries of not spending their two per cent of GDP on defence

Answering questions from reporters on the lawn of the White House as he and his wife Melania prepared to board the Marine One presidential helicopter, Mr Trump said that the United Kingdom "certainly has a lot of things going on".

Mr. Tusk sent the harsh message directly to Mr. Trump, denying that the US defends Europe by itself, according to a Washington Post report. Johnson, a potential successor to May, resigned Monday as foreign secretary and reportedly savaged her Brexit plan as "a big turd".

The US president flies to Brussels tomorrow for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, before travelling to the United Kingdom on Thursday for a four-day visit.

"Certainly, the president has been very plainspoken about asking our allies to do more", Hutchison said from Brussels, noting that other former presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, did the same.

Last month, the United States raised fears of a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU, Canada, Mexico and other USA allies. Germany, Europe's largest economy, will put little more than 1.2 percent of GDP this year, and only a handful of member states are expected to spend at least 2 percent.

Trump fully supports the concept that the European allies need to increase defense spending to the 2% of GDP goal. "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all - who would think?"

On another front, Trump has connected the defense issue with trade, criticizing Europe for a $150 billion trade surplus (though it can also be calculated as $100 billion) and trade barriers. "This is not fair, nor is it acceptable", Trump tweeted a day before he departs for the summit, which will take place July 11-12 in Brussels.

'When NATO has a Russian Federation council with the Ambassador from Russian Federation, we talk about the concerns that we have about Ukraine, the concerns that we have about Crimea, ' she said. And It is not to sugarcoat Trump's gross failure to understand that USA power and influence in the world, essential underpinnings of his desire to put "American first", demand that the United States also work effectively with other countries, especially its allies and partners around the world.

Trump, who has compared the sentiment that underpinned the Brexit vote to leave the European Union to his own election, will be making his maiden presidential trip to Britain at a fraught time for May.

When asked if Putin was a friend or foe, Trump replied, "I really can't say right now - as far as I'm concerned, a competitor". We're being taken advantage of by the European Union.

President Trump has dealt a blow to Theresa May before his visit to Britain by declaring the country to be "in turmoil" and saying he wants to meet his "friend" Boris Johnson.

"We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade".

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