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World Trump cancels NATO press conference

17:05  04 december  2019
17:05  04 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Donald Trump has abruptly cancelled his final press conference at the NATO summit in London after a video appeared online of leaders including Emmanuel .When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because

Donald Trump has reacted furiously to footage of world leaders apparently making fun of him, calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” then cancelling a press conference But he said he would not hold the press conference that had been scheduled for 3.30pm, saying he had now conducted enough of them.

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President Trump said Wednesday that he would cancel a press conference he was scheduled to participate at the conclusion of a NATO summit in London.

Trump told reporters he planned to attend other scheduled meetings later Wednesday but that he would "probably go directly back to Washington" afterwards, noting that he gave numerous press availabilities throughout the two days in London.

"We'll go directly back. I think we've done plenty of press conferences - unless you're demanding a press conference, we'll do one - but I think we've had plenty of questions," Trump told reporters during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly canceled a press conference that was scheduled to cap a contentious trip to London for the North "When today's meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won't be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so

Trump later officially canceled the press conference in a series of tweets. "Great progress has been made by NATO over the last three years. Countries other than the U.S. have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars. NATO will be richer and

Trump later officially cancelled the press conference in a series of tweets.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump cancels NATO press conference© Getty Images Trump cancels NATO press conference "Great progress has been made by NATO over the last three years. Countries other than the U.S. have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars. NATO will be richer and stronger than ever before," the president wrote.

"Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy," he continued. "When today's meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won't be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!"

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US President Trump held a press conference to talk about the latest developments between world leaders, his visit to the UK and what he expects from his

In a press conference on Tuesday, the president promised to "stay out" of the election campaign and most of his remarks were about divisions within NATO . Officials are braced for Trump to become more loquacious in a press conference after the NATO talks later on Wednesday -- particularly after

Trump was scheduled to hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Trump spoke extensively to the press following three bilateral meetings with leaders of NATO, France, and Canada on Tuesday and also answered questions alongside Merkel Wednesday morning.

Trump is slated to take part in a working lunch with what the White House described the "NATO 2%ers" followed by separate pull-aside meetings with the prime ministers of Denmark and Italy later Wednesday. Trump said at the press availability with Merkel, which took place almost an hour later than scheduled, that he still planned to attend those meetings.

Trump also addressed a clip that circulated late Tuesday showing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gossiping about his conduct at bilateral meetings the day prior. Trump called Trudeau "two-faced" and suggested he was upset that he had criticized Canada for not meeting NATO's 2 percent GDP defense spending target.

Trump was scheduled to speak to the press Wednesday at the same time the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing focused on potential articles of impeachment against the president in Washington.

NATO Conference Is Canceled After U.S. Ambassador Barred a Trump Critic .
The United States ambassador to Denmark barred an American NATO expert critical of President Trump from speaking at an international conference hosted by the American embassy and a Danish think tank, prompting the event’s cancellation, organizers said. © Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix, via Associated Press Carla Sands, the United States ambassador to Denmark, in January at Christiansborg Castle in Denmark. The expert, Stanley R. Sloan, was scheduled to give a keynote speech at the conference, which was celebrating the 70th anniversary of NATO, on Tuesday. Mr.

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