Trump Appears to Shove NATO Leader to Get to Front of Group

"America First!" cried one CNN affiliate in the region, while Montenegro's Vijesti newspaper said Trump purposely "removed" Markovic to hog the limelight.

And while the president's persistence on this issue irks some European allies, NATO's Secretary General agreed members must spend more with terrorism being a worldwide threat. "But 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense". "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States".

Trump also unveiled a memorial dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. First and foremost, on counterterrorism and I am sure I don't have to explain why.

Arriving at NATO, May said she would "make clear to President Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

The speech opened with a moment of silence for the Manchester attack and with an extended reflection on the danger posed by terrorists, who Trump called "losers", before pivoting to the question of defense funding. "We don't interpret things in the same way, but we spoke frankly", he said. The build-up was prompted by Russia's annexation of Crimea and accusations - denied by Moscow - that it is supporting a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.Poland's foreign minister, Witold Waszczykowski, said the troop presence was proof of Washington's commitment."It is much better than just a declaratory mention of Article V". He tweeted he will make a decision next week - but he did not, on behalf of USA, join the rest of the G7 in reaffirming a commitment to implement the Paris agreement.

Trump's preaching to member countries about pitching in their fair share has some validity, to a point, except that the president's broken-record approach seems to imply he still doesn't see the forest through the trees, the Times wrote.

Mr Trump's sharp words may have won him few friends among the gathered leaders, who appeared to avoid Mr Trump at the end of the "family photo", the group photograph customary at these global summits.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders from 28 allied countries gathered here for their first meeting at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels, with military spending, counterterrorism on the agenda.

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