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Trump hails Boris Johnson as ‘a friend’

Trump hails Boris Johnson as ‘a friend’

"We will work it out and all countries will be happy", he said before boarding Marine One. We pay far too much and they pay far too little.

He will then head to Helsinki for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and some experts have expressed fears the pair will agree the USA should station fewer troops in Europe.

Speaking at a signing ceremony for a new EU-NATO cooperation agreement, Tusk used the opportunity to send a personal message to Trump, who is due to arrive in the Belgian capital later Tuesday.

The EU Council leader said pointedly that when Mr Trump did meet Mr Putin on 16 July "it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem". His good behavior-though hopes in this quarter died long ago-would also help reassure allies before Trump meets with Putin that he will not fall for the Russian leader's blandishments or agree to any grand bargains, perhaps in the Middle East, that would be hostile to core Western interests.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that his upcoming visit with British Prime Minister Theresa May comes during a time of "turmoil" in her country and said it was up to the British people to decide whether May remains in power.

"Getting ready to leave for Europe".

Trump loathes Germany's trade imbalance with the United States and feels the country is free-riding off the USA security umbrella.

He is expected to repeat his demands for more military spending on Wednesday (Thursday NZT). While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more.




Since moving into the White House nearly 18 months ago, the US president has been as abrasive with some of America's most trusted allies as he has been warm toward traditional adversaries like North Korea and Russian Federation.

Mr Tusk, a former prime minister of Poland, also invoked the deaths of 870 European soldiers who had fought and died alongside their American allies.

He says, "I think Putin may be the easiest of them all".

Following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Trump will then make his long-awaited visit to the United Kingdom, where he will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May.

It was a startling gambit for Trump to risk offending his host by showering Johnson with praise while May faces threats of a revolt - even a no-confidence vote - by her own Conservative party over how she is handling Brexit.

"Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU. It is clearly having an impact", Stoltenberg said. USA officials said the two sides this time would be discussing Russian election meddling, Russia's incursions in the Ukraine and involvement in Syria.

President Donald Trump reportedly sought to ease Russian President Vladimir Putin's concerns that White House officials were trying to block a phone call between the two.