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World Trump calls Macron comments on NATO 'insulting' and 'nasty'

14:20  03 december  2019
14:20  03 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Media captionDonald Trump : Macron comments " nasty , insulting , and disrespectful". US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart At a news conference, Mr Trump said Nato served a great purpose and Mr Macron 's remarks had been "very insulting ". He also said he could

Donald Trump has arrived in London for a two-day NATO summit which marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance. Previously, he has repeatedly criticised what he calls "That is a very nasty statement to essentially 28 countries," Trump said, also calling Macron ’s remark disrespectful and insulting .

President Donald Trump grimaces during a meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.© AP President Donald Trump grimaces during a meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

President Trump said Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron's comments about NATO experiencing "brain death" were "very insulting" and "nasty."

"NATO serves a great purpose," Trump told reporters during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in London. "I think that's very insulting."

Trump said he was "very surprised" by the comments and called them "very disrespectful."

"Very, very nasty statement essentially to 28 countries," Trump said.

French President Emmanuel Macron.© Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump also said that Macron's statement was "very dangerous."

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Called Macron 's comments " nasty ," " insulting ," and "very dangerous" adding that: "Nobody needs NATO more than France." Denied US ties with the military alliance are shaky but said that he could "see France breaking off" from NATO . Said Russia "wants to make a deal" on nuclear control and

US president Donald Trump has lambasted comments calling Nato "brain dead" by French president Emmanuel Macron as " nasty , insulting , and disrespectful". The US president also said that some European countries hadn't been paying a fair share into the defence grouping and alluded to domestic

"Nobody needs NATO more than France," he said.

Macron told the Economist in a recent interview that the world is "currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO" and that the alliance needed to "wake up" and begin thinking of itself as a geopolitical power. Macron also warned of waning support for the alliance on the part of the United States.

Macron's statements prompted scrutiny from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she did not share his view and called the statement "drastic."

Trump is slated to meet one-on-one with Macron later Tuesday in London on the sidelines of the NATO leaders meeting.

On Monday, the White House proposed tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion in French goods in response to France's digital services tax, saying an investigation found that the tax discriminated against U.S. companies.

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The president, who as a candidate labeled the alliance obsolete, has upended past gatherings with his complaints that members must spend more on defense. Mr. Trump, who as a candidate labeled the alliance obsolete, has upended past gatherings with his complaints that members must spend more on defense. But his White House struck a more conciliatory tone ahead of the Dec. 3-4 meeting to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary, taking credit for increased military spending by member countries and declaring that the “trans-Atlantic relationship is in a very, very healthy place.

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