President Trump at NATO Summit, “…Just doesn’t work!”
President Donald Trump is expected to have a forceful meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a Summit of the military alliance.
The President is expected to continue questioning wary NATO allies about their military spending during talks in Brussels.
He Tweeted en route from Washington that European counties “want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn’t work!”
President Trump’s day will include a welcome ceremony, a meeting of the North Atlantic Council and a working dinner with some of the leaders he hammered over trade during his last world leaders’ Summit in Canada last month.
NATO leaders are expected to announce later Wednesday that the alliance is stepping up its troop training and military academy building effort in Iraq, with hundreds of trainers operating out of the capital, Baghdad.
Brussels is the 1st stop of a week-long European tour that will include stops in the UK, meetings with the Queen and embattled PM Theresa May, then on to a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Finland
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