Trump to meet Macron, Merkel at NATO summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of next week’s NATO summit in London. The summit comes at a critical moment for the 29-member military alliance, which has been fraying in the face of Trump’s complaints that too many NATO members are spending too little on defense. Trump also has meetings scheduled during the summit with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte.The summit is scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday.Trump has no meeting scheduled, as of now, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the summit host.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held a meeting with Donald Trump in Downing Street to discuss Nato defence spending and the situation in Syria. Formal bi-lateral talks between the two leaders had not been officially scheduled. But No 10 said they had an off-camera, one-to-one meeting in No 10
Donald Trump lands in the UK ahead of Nato summit and meeting with Boris Johnson and the Queen. It comes after Boris Johnson insisted he will hold talks with Trump despite denying him a personal audience in No 10 . The Sun revealed last week that Mr Johnson had taken the
US President Donald Trump has said he “enjoyed” a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street last night.
Trump, who is in London for a Nato summit, said the pair discussed the military alliance and trade issues.
It comes as world leaders gather for the 70th anniversary of Nato, with talks expected to cover issues such as cybersecurity and terrorism.
Johnson told reporters on his way in that Nato’s “very simple concept of safety in numbers” has provided “peace and prosperity for hundreds of millions of people”.
Johnson 'World's Leading Sycophant' To Donald Trump, Says Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn has branded Boris Johnson the “world’s leading sycophant” to Donald Trump. The Labour leader has made the accusation as the US president is due to arrive in the UK for a NATO summit on Monday. Trump will spend two days in the country, meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace and other world leaders at the summit in Watford. It is thought Johnson and Trump will hold a joint press conference also as the campaign for the December 12 general election enters its final stretch. Making a speech on foreign policy in York, Corbyn accused Johnson of being too close to the president, saying it was “time to stop clinging on to Donald Trump’s coat-tails”.
The French and Canadian leaders were filmed chatting to Princess Anne and Boris Johnson - joking about a The group caught in the awkward hot mic moment included Macron and Trudeau, with Dutch PM Mark Rutte, Boris Johnson and Princess Anne also enjoying the Buckingham Palace reception.
Boris Johnson hosted Donald Trump at Downing Street for a one-to-one meeting to discuss Nato defence spending and the situation in Syria. Mr Johnson also met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the
The Prime Minister has pledged that the government would continue to invest two per cent of its GDP into defence, calling its commitment to Nato “rock solid”, and is expected to reiterate the alliance’s commitment to defend one another.
But the summit is at risk of being overshadowed by escalating tensions between the US and France.
Trump yesterday slammed President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader described Nato as “brain dead”.
In a freewheeling, impromptu press conference, Trump retorted: “France is not doing well economically at all, they are struggling. It’s a tough statement to make when you have such difficulty in France.”
The pair have also clashed over trade issues after the US threatened tariffs on some luxury French goods in retaliation to its proposed digital services tax.
Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election
Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British electionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the temptation to wade into the British election campaign coming up later in December.
Donald Trump is answering reporters’ questions now about his two-day visit to the UK. Asked about the election and whether he will be meeting Boris Boris Johnson has made clear his hope that Donald Trump will steer clear of commentary on British politics during his two-day visit for a meeting
BORIS Johnson has insisted he will hold talks with Donald Trump tomorrow despite denying him a personal audience in No 10 . The Sun revealed last week that Mr Johnson has taken the unprecedented step of cancelling a one-on-one meeting in Downing Street with the American leader
In a further blow to diplomacy, footage has emerged from last night’s reception at Buckingham Palace appearing to show several heads of state mocking Trump.
When Johnson asks Macron why he was late, Canadian prime minister Trudeau is heard saying: “He’s late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.”
The line seems to be a reference to the French President’s testy earlier press conference with Trump, in which the two leaders sparred on issues such as Nato’s role, Turkey, and Islamic State fighters.
Later, Trudeau adds: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”
Princess Anne is also trending on Twitter this morning after further footage appeared to show her refusing to greet the US President.
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Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced' at NATO summit as candid chat goes viral .
NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity. U.S. President Donald Trump branded the leader of America’s northern neighbor “two-faced” after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to gossip about Trump in comments caught on camera and microphone. Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, at Tuesday evening’s Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders.