5 takeaways from Trump's visit to Brussels


Though the positions between the EU and the US have not changed with Trump's first visit to Brussels, the European Commission has pressured Trump to increase cooperation in this area.

Trump used his centrepiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. leaders for decades.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board pushed back on Thursday, lambasting the press for crying wolf every time Trump opens his mouth. During his campaign for the White House, Trump sent ripples of alarm through the continent when he described the 68-year alliance as "obsolete" because it did not do enough to tackle one of the greatest challenges facing the world: Islamist terrorism. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years".

The details were outlined after a one-day summit in Brussels which included Trump and leaders from the western alliance.

Trump's public scolding was all the more remarkable given the fact that he has actually backed away from some of his most provocative comments on foreign policy issues since taking office.

According to the Daily Mail, Montenegro's Prime Minister brushed off the incident as "harmless". From a pure numerical standpoint, this isn't too much to ask; the United States spends 3.6 percent of its GDP on defense, so the least that rich economic powerhouses like Germany can do is strive for 2 percent.A slow-motion viewing of the video indicates no words spoken by Trump as he approaches the group from behind. In his speech at Nato's new headquarters - the cost of which, he tactfully observed, he had been considerate enough not to question, even once - Trump bluntly accused 23 of the 28 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members of not paying their way. "We have to make up for the many years lost".

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US President Donald Trump has punctured any illusions that he was on a fence-mending tour of Europe, declining to explicitly endorse Nato's mutual defence pledge and lashing out at fellow members for what he called their "chronic underpayments" to the alliance.

What's different with Trump is that no other president has accompanied this plea with an ultimatum: Pay up or we won't protect you. While federal investigators believe Kushner has information relevant to the investigation, there is no confirmation that he personally is the subject of a criminal probe, the report said. The US had invoked Article Five after the 9/11 attacks.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Trump scolded America's allies for "not paying their fair share" and later appeared to shove aside the Prime Minister of Montenegro.

"See the millions of cars they are selling in the US". European leaders were visibly unsettled, with some openly lamenting divisions with the United States on trade, climate and the best way to confront Russian Federation.

In Brussels, Trump sat in a morning meeting with top European Union leaders, where one emerged to say there were deep differences between them about whether the West can work with Russian President Vladimir Putin.