Nato’s two problems: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

The SABC's Europe correspondent Jack Parrock reports. But Trump's "obsession with it, the constant harping on it, and the exclusive focus on it - that's pretty new", said Goldgeier. "And we're the schmucks paying for the whole thing".

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. President Trump openly said that "You know, Angela.we are protecting you and it means a lot more to you.because I don't know how much protection we get by protecting you".

"Do you know what?"

"The main concern is he will spend much of the time berating them on not spending enough on defense" before having "a love fest with Putin, like he did with Chairman Kim", Goldgeier said.

Trump has said he intends to discuss Crimea, election meddling and other contentious issues when he meets with Putin in Helsinki.

Protester arrested after climbing base of Statue of Liberty
Okoumou is affiliated with the protest group Rise and Resist, according to Martin Joseph Quinn, an organizer of the group. Rise and Resist NYC, which organised the protest , said the woman's climb had not been part of the group's plans.

As many as 33% of those surveyed said they had positive expectations from the summit, while one percent said that, the outcome of the highly-talked about event would be negative for Russian Federation.

On Ukraine: NATO members believe Ukraine is a sovereign nation that should have the ability to rule itself and have its own government, Hutchison said.

It was only last month that U.S. President Donald Trump generated serious tension in the G7 meeting, by arriving late and departing early. If not, at least we can avoid misunderstandings. In fact, they're howling already.

Trump has repeatedly criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states for allegedly not pulling their financial weight, and has been reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin even as his ties with some of his western allies have become strained. "I'm very concerned President Trump can't help but try to please another autocrat at the expense of our democracy". The European governments are also curious about the road map of USA foreign policy in regards to its relation with Russian Federation. When I served as Nato's supreme allied commander from 2009-2013, we had controversy and disagreements aplenty over Afghanistan and Libya, for example, and endless arguments over equitable burden-sharing between the USA and the other allies. "I don't think that's what the United States should stand for".

The document reportedly emphasizes the importance of maintaining a dialogue between the Russian and USA heads of state, diplomats, militaries, and intelligence agencies, and calls for closer economic ties and more contact between Russians and Americans.

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