Donald Trump shoves past Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic. Picture

USA officials had hoped the globe-trotting trip would enable Mr Trump to position himself as a more statesman-like figure and he enjoyed largely positive coverage on his stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and at the Vatican.

The Associated Press reports that according to the seating chart for the event, the president of the United States is supposed to be at the front of the photo - a longstanding tradition.

"Every president has reaffirmed collective defense and today was the day for him to do it". Tusk, who has expressed concern before about the new US administration, said he and Trump agreed on counterterrorism but did not see eye to eye on a number of issues, including climate, trade and Russian Federation.

Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser, said Trump was listening to the views of his world counterparts on the issue.

European leaders have been urging Trump not to abandon the US commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions made when his predecessor Barack Obama signed up to the U.N. Paris accord. The meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel came a day after Trump reportedly called Germans "bad". Trump's protectionist approach has previously diminished European efforts to reach a trade deal with the U.S.

Giovanni Grevi, of the European Policy Centre, a leading think tank, said: "Trump's nationalist political instincts are at odds with what the EU stands for". Trade was a big topic, with Cohn saying the United States' guiding principle will be "we will treat you the way you treat us", suggesting that retaliatory tariffs could be imposed.

On the other hand, whatever it was, President Trump's treatment of Montenegro's prime minister was a sharp contrast to say, the little curtsy he performed for King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. She said British police had received assurances from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that intelligence sharing had resumed. He's also refused to explicitly back the mutual defense agreement that has been activated only once, during the darkest hours of September 2001.

Children have been a theme of Mrs. Trump's trip, her first to Europe as the president's wife.

Mr Cohn said U.S. compliance with its Paris commitments would be "crippling" to economic growth, but added the President was "interested to hear what the G7 leaders have to say about climate". The move, which is expected during Thursday's meeting, is symbolically important, especially since the terror group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Japan was hoping to use the summit to push North Korea up the global agenda with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set to warn that the unpredictable regime in Pyongyang, "is a grave threat not only to East Asia but also to the world".

"You never know", museum director Michel Draguet said ahead of the first lady's visit.

"You're a world leader at a meeting of dignitaries and you act like they just called your number at KFC", Meyers said.

Tusk commented after the meeting that European leaders and Trump had agreed on some issues, such as counter terrorism, but many others 'remain open, like climate and trade.

"This is a major blow to the alliance", tweeted Ivo Daalder, a former USA ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

"This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States". Just like his position on the European Union, the president has recently shifted gears, praising NATO's necessity.Earlier, addressing a news conference in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said alliance would join the worldwide coalition fighting the militants, but will not wage direct war against the extremists.

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