After Putin mentioned that White House officials were trying to interfere, a person with direct knowledge of the conversation said that Trump told to Putin, "Those are stupid people; you shouldn't listen to them, "The New York Times reported Monday. Who would think?" Trump said". It reflects the the percentage of each country's national defense budgets and nothing else.
Estimated 2017 defense spending as a percentage of GDP was 1.2 per cent in Germany, Europe's biggest economy. It might even backfire. Trump left that meeting without signing the joint statement from the seven nations and antagonizing important USA allies, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of NY is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump".
However, allies seem more concerned by Trump's approach than his predecessors'.
"I really can't say right now". The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election to boost Trump's candidacy, and warns of further attempts at interference both in the 2018 midterms and in European elections.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media alongside First Lady Melania Trump as they walk to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, as they travel on a week-long trip to Europe, with stops in Brussels, London, Scotland and Helsinki. "Will they reimburse the USA?"
Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trudeau, who was called "weak" by Trump after the G7 meeting, pledged to boost Canadian troop numbers 540, from around 450 now.
After his outburst at the Group of Seven gathering, Trump is making good on his mission to puncture multilateral institutions and remake the world order in America's interests. Just as the United States underpinned NATO's resolve to provide collective security against the Soviet Union, an American retreat today will allow autocrats and dictators to advance.
And pulling out won't have much support in his administration or among lawmakers.
"He's been very, very nice to me, very supportive..."
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is engaged around the world, supporting a range of interests critical to the United States and its partners.
Trump seizing on perceptions of weakness in the diplomatic arena is in keeping with how he dealt with rival developers and other adversaries in real estate deals, according to Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio. Allies are braced for a barrage of invective from Trump for not spending enough on defence, and are apprehensive that his often skeptical tone on the alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility. Barack Obama anxious that other nations did not act for themselves, waiting instead for Washington to lead. Asked if May should remain in power, Trump said, "That's up to the people", while also complimenting her top rival, Boris Johnson.