Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders fear Trump crisis at key summit

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders fear Trump crisis at key summit

Buried in the Post's article, mostly about Trump's relationship with American allies, are two incredibly troubling paragraphs, based off of claims made by senior White House officials.

"Vladimir Putin, to say that he's a competitor, to say it's too early to say what his intentions are, we have plenty of documentation", Avlon said.

Sen. Jeff Flake said Sunday he - and European allies - are anxious about what "might be promised" at an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin this month. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, getting along with others, is a good thing, not a bad thing". But we can not be taken advantage of. "We lost $151 billion a year ago on trade", the president told reporters.

"NATO really is making progress, and they are doing it really at President Trump's insistence", Hutchinson said on "Fox News Sunday".

The meeting will be closely watched to see whether Trump will rebuke or embrace Putin, who has repeatedly denied the allegations of election meddling, in spite of evidence to the contrary.

Speaking before he departed Washington D.C. Tuesday, President responded to Tusk's taunt, remarking: "Well, we do have a lot of allies".

President Trump, pictured above as he departed the White House Tuesday morning on his way to Europe, has repeatedly made clear his disappointment in the attitude to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance by key partners, and he is expected to be asking tough questions of fellow world leaders Tuesday and Wednesday before departing Brussels for London.

Tusk reminded Trump that the first time NATO's mutual defense clause to assist other members under attack came after the terror attacks on 9/11 and that 870 European troops have fought and died in Afghanistan.

Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will continue with a stop in Scotland before ending with a sit-down in Helsinki with Putin, whose country the USA intelligence community has concluded interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump win.

These jabs come just weeks after the G7 summit and subsequent global flaps over tariffs and the President's trade wars, and just ahead of Trump's upcoming one-on-one with Vladimir Putin.

"We need to stick with our European allies, those in the EU, to challenge China", he said. "This is the president continuing to keep Putin close. Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he added.

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