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Macron denies reports that Trump threatened NATO withdrawal

7 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

French President Emmanuel Macron has denied reports that U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw the United States from the NATO military alliance in a dispute over funding. “President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO,” Macron told reporters. He said the leaders of the alliance's...
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Trump Reaffirms NATO Ties, and Dismisses Concerns About Russia

Trump Reaffirms NATO Ties, and Dismisses Concerns About Russia

7 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

President Trump took “total credit” for persuading U.S. allies to increase military spending beyond established markers - a claim that was nearly immediately undercut by at least one European leader.
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POLITICO Playbook: Trump causes chaos at NATO summit

7 monthes ago   |   By Politico

THE PRESIDENT this morning caused panic at the NATO SUMMIT in Brussels. Before 6 a.m. on the East Coast, German news reports indicated that PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP was threatening to pull out of NATO if countries didn't up their spending. AT AROUND 6:20 A.M., Trump - flanked by John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - said that “tremendous progress has been made,” and NATO member countries would be committing “an additional $33 billion.” - TRUMP: “We are doing numbers like they've never done before.”... “I let them know yesterday... that I was extremely unhappy with what was...
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President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of NATO

7 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump's displeasure with the U.S.'s military allies over their relatively low defense spending is no secret. But now, according to media reports, Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or to change its pivotal role in the alliance, over the matter.
In a closed-doors meeting at the two-day NATO summit in Brussels, Trump is said to have thrown a “tantrum” over the issue, threatening that the U.S. would go it alone on defense issues if the other NATO members-most of whom are European-do not immediately increase military spending...
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