Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members agreed to meet spending commitments

Donald Trump says US commitment to Nato remains strong

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"Trump said things plainly as is normal between friends and allies".

According to CNN, he said: "I told people that I would be very unhappy if they didn't up their commitments very substantially".

Trump did not specify which countries had committed to what, and it remained unclear whether any had changed their plans.

On Thursday, the American president was reported to have arrived late at a closed session Thursday morning, on the second day of the summit, and disrupted talks with the Presidents of Ukraine and Georgia regarding the accession of their nations to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, in order to slam allies on defense spending shortfalls.

At the end of the first session of a two-day summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the aim first was to reach 2 percent, but moments later Trump tweeted that allies were undercutting the United States on trade and needed to immediately boost spending.

Questioned repeatedly about Trump's unpredictable demands, Macron injected a note of gravity, underlining that NATO's work is important, that it involves the lives of men and women - U.S. Corporal Joseph Maciel from California was killed in an insider attack in southern Afghanistan last weekend - and must not be taken lightly.

Macron also said that Trump "never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO".

According to the survey, 53 percent of voters think that Trump is "not tough enough" on Moscow, while just about 5 percent said that the US president has been "too tough". The US is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade.

Trump heads next to the United Kingdom.

"The allies have heard his message loud and clear", he told CNN, saying Trump's demands are "having a real impact".

Trump said the "level of spirit" in the summit room was "incredible", which doesn't exactly correspond with other reports.

Trump said he told "people" that he would be "very unhappy" if they didn't increase their commitments.

It was the most recent in a series of demands and insults that critics fear will undermine a decades-old alliance launched to counterbalance Soviet aggressions.

A year after fueling doubts about whether Washington would defend allies who refuse to pay their fair share, Trump launched into the two-day summit in Brussels by berating Germany, among others.

Asked by the press about his threat to leave NATO, Trump said he could do that "if that is necessary", but preferred to focus on the positive results for NATO as a result of his pressure. "Are we contributing the kinds of resources and demonstrating the kind of commitment to the alliance that always needs to be there?"

Instead, a series of events - a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth - will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump.

"We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all of these countries". And one of the freedoms we have is freedom of speech and the freedom to express your views. At the breakfast, Trump played his favorite accused German of being "totally controlled by Russia", Kimmel said, "Which is also a good one coming from him", Kimmel snarked.

Hutchison isn't the only Trump emissary whose mission is, at times, to "calm the waters" after he stirs them, said Francis, the Dallas businessman.

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