Tagged: NATO

A real NATO ally wouldn’t have arrested Brunson in the first place 0

White House rejects Turkey’s offer on detained pastor Andrew Brunson: WSJ

The White House rejected Turkey’s offer to release detained American pastor Andrew Brunson in exchange for the U.S. dropping an investigation into Turkish bank Halkbank, a senior White House official told the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. Ankara offered to drop terrorism charges against Brunson if the U.S. pulled back the billions of dollars in...


Why Trump is attacking Turkey with sanctions and tariffs

President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Turkey comes amid conflicts over defense policy and the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. The Turkish lira was also reeling as Trump doubled tariffs on imports of Turkish steel and aluminum. Members of Congress and the Trump administration have objected to Turkey’s plan...


GOP to White House: End summit mystery

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use his one-on-one meeting with President Trump in Helsinki to drive a wedge between NATO allies by claiming secret side deals with the United States. Congressional Republicans are urging the White House to get ahead of the...


Trump Walks Back Controversial Comments On Russian Election Interference

A day after his much-criticized news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump attempted some damage control Tuesday, saying “I accept” the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. But he again repeated his claim that there was no collusion between his...


‘Buy America’: Sale of U.S. arms increases despite Trump’s tough talk on NATO, trade

Nearly 100 countries are flying, floating and fighting with American-made weapon systems The Trump administration’s tough international economic policies are ruffling feathers among foreign allies but aren’t undermining U.S. weapons sales around the world, said a top State Department official who is critical of the president’s “Buy America” campaign. Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant...


UK PM Theresa May Reveals Trump Told Her to Sue EU

In an interview with The Sun on Thursday, Trump blasted May’s Brexit policy and said the British prime minister had not listened to his advice on how to leave the EU. British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that US President Donald Trump had advised her to sue the European Union. “Sue...


‘What good is NATO?’ tweets a furious Trump, as he resumes attack on Russia-Germany pipeline and demands nations meet burden-sharing commitment ‘immediately’

Donald Trump unleashed his fury at meal with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday morning after leader asked him about Putin  ‘Germany is totally controlled by Russia,’ Trump charged ‘I think its a very bad thing for NATO’ Merkel told press that her country is ‘independent’ after Trump’s tongue-lashing ...


Trying again over cocktails! Trump gabs with world leaders while Melania makes nice with Merkel after her husband’s morning attack on the German leader

Trump joined world leaders at the Art and History Museum in Brussels He and First Lady Melania Trump were greeted while a jazz band played Waiters carried trays with white wine, but neither Trump nor Melania grabbed one He could be seen smiling and chatting amiably with world leaders Melania, who...


White House: Kelly looked away after Trump’s attack on Germany because he was disappointed in breakfast

The White House on Wednesday acknowledged that Chief of Staff John Kelly was “displeased” in a video taken earlier in the day, but said it was not over President Trump’s public criticism of Germany. According to the White House, Kelly was not happy with his meal. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/396558-white-house-kelly-looked-away-after-trumps-attack-on-germany-because?__twitter_impression=true  


Expert: Putin can hack our midterm elections

SAN FRANCISCO — Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised once again to meddle in an American election, and there’s little the U.S can do to stop him, an expert says. “The midterm is vulnerable to attack. There’s nothing we can do about it. It’s too late — if Putin wants to attack...


Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit Chancellor says Germany makes independent decisions, after Trump said it was controlled by Russia

Angela Merkel pushed back against Donald Trump’s extraordinary tirade against Germany on the first day of the Nato summit in Brussels on Wednesday, denying her country was “totally controlled” by Russia and saying it made its own independent decisions and policies. In less blunt language than the US president’s, the German...


‘Germany is a captive of Russia’: Trump dresses down NATO’s secretary general and threatens Berlin over its lagging defense spending and energy partnership with Putin’s government

Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday morning after the leader asked him about gripes about Germany ‘Germany is totally controlled by Russia,’ Trump charged. ‘I think its a very bad thing for NATO.’  President Trump has berated America’s European allies for failing to...


Trump seen likely to support NATO’s Article 5 but wants more spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will likely declare U.S. support for NATO’s mutual defense doctrine while pressing for increased spending commitments from NATO allies at a high-stakes summit in Brussels, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nato/trump-seen-likely-to-support-natos-article-5-but-wants-more-spending-idUSKBN1K031C