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How much do we really spend?

How much do we really spend?

At a news conference wrapping up the two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Trudeau was pressed to provide more details about the USA president's sudden insistence that allies have agreed to spend more - and to do it more quickly.

On Friday's show, Fox News Contributor Charles Hurt joined Tom Shillue to react to the breaking news.

While not expressing outright support for the meeting with Russian Federation, which is to take place on Monday, McCain said Thursday that that summit represented an opportunity for Trump "to demonstrate his willingness to defend America" against its adversaries.

However, on the US' relationship with the US Mr Trump was less complimentary.

FILE - Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.

But the White House's response to the grand jury's indictment focused on how it doesn't accuse any Americans of wrongdoing and found no evidence the alleged meddling affected the election results.

Trump launched his blunt attack against Germany on the very first day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that took place in Belgium on Wednesday and Thursday, saying it was wrong to back importing more Russian gas and not meeting the Nato's target for defence spending.

There is an underlying truth to Trump's criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that the USA spends a significant amount of money and provides an extraordinary amount of resources and manpower to the protection of Europe and Asia.




The Kremlin has denied that the Russian government interfered in the USA election.

The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the US election came from the very top. They got rid of their nuclear.

Trump added that although he did not know Putin very well, he hoped that one day he might become friends with him.

"We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russian Federation, because, anything you do, it's like: 'Russia, oh He loves Russian Federation'".

"We consider Trump a negotiating partner", Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters in a briefing on Monday's summit in Finland.

Finnish National Defense University security policy expert Lt. Col. Jyri Raitasalo told VOA the Trump-Putin summit will be largely "symbolic". The effort also included bogus Facebook ads and social media postings that prosecutors say were aimed at influencing public opinion and sowing discord on hot-button social issues.

"Supporting the new fledgling democracy in Iraq, which has been so battered, is so fragile, is a great thing for Canada to be doing ... it is dead centre in what Canada is good at", said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

"I think it is a disgusting thing Germany is doing. But it could be a good start", said Raitasalo.


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