Trump says added NATO funds not enough for U.S.

Trump says added NATO funds not enough for U.S.

'So we're supposed to protect you against Russian Federation but they're paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation, and I think that's very inappropriate, ' Trump said.

Stoltenberg said European Allies and Canada are expected to spend an extra 266 billion us dollars on defence between now and 2024.

Mr Trump's comments, at a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the main summit, appeared to set the stage for another stormy global gathering after last month's G7 meeting in Quebec ended in acrimonious disagreement.

US President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he gets on well with Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite earlier savaging Germany's trade and defence policies.

Trump is planning to press his counterparts to increase their spending on defense, having publicly criticized many European nations for failing to meet their commitments to the mutual defense pact.

Sitting at the table with the president were Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, Trump defended his public reprimanding of allied countries over their defense spending.

Trump erased that timeline Wednesday as he stepped up his calls for increased defense spending, saying allies should do so "immediately".

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Trump arrived on the back of a barrage of criticism of Europe on issues ranging from trade to energy and above all his claims that the continent freeloads on the back of America for its defence. "They've made tremendous success and congratulate you", Trump said as he sat across from Merkel.

"We expect eight allies to spend at least 2% of GDP on defense this year, compared to just three allies in 2014", Stoltenberg said.

Trump said he let countries know during this week's summit that he was "extremely unhappy".

"And I think that's very inappropriate".

But Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation, because they will be getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russian Federation and a new pipeline.

"So I think the secretary-general likes Trump". Trump said the reality is "unfair" to American taxpayers. Germany is a rich country.

"But Germany is totally controlled by Russia", Trump added.

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