President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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"I let them know I was extremely unhappy with what was happening" and on Thursday he had been "probably a little bit more firm".

Speaking in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said he had not heard any of his European Union counterparts talk positively about Nord Stream 2 and said Washington didn't like it because it didn't promote diversity of supply. Demonstrators say that hundreds of thousands of people are planning to take to the streets tonight and tomorrow, and are planning to float a giant balloon caricature of Trump outside Parliament.

NATO, a pillar of the global order, emerged from a two-day confrontation with President Donald Trump on Thursday intact but distracted and shaken, a further challenge to the alliance as it faces an expansionist Russian Federation and growing authoritarianism among some of its own members.

The US leader has specifically singled out Germany for criticism over its defence spending.

Lawmakers in both parties have distanced themselves from Trump's attacks on Germany, Britain and other key allies.

The i says the president has flown in to a "diplomatic storm". He also discussed his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin; his efforts to broker a lasting deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un; and the immigration crisis that has been playing out in Europe.

"We are being played for fools", he reportedly told leaders at a meeting meant to revolve around Georgia and Ukraine.

The Times carries a picture of Mr Trump and his wife Melania leaving London to head to Blenheim Palace alongside a report of the USA president's criticism of Mrs May's Brexit plans.

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A new poll shows that a plurality of Germans favor a drawdown of USA troops, and only 15 percent believe that Germany should raise its defense spending to 2 percent of GDP.

Still, the tone Trump projected wasn't one of concern for German independence. And the president's declaration was also directly contradicted by one of his closest personal allies, French President Emanuel Macron.

Going into the week he was pressuring them to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defense, a figure that was established in 2002 and reaffirmed in 2014 when the allies not meeting the target pledged to reach it within a decade.

"The final declaration has been signed by all 29 members of the alliance, including the U.S.", the French minister noted.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg "has therefore convened a meeting in Atlantic Council format, which involves all 29 countries in the alliance". It will be Trump's first working visit to the United Kingdom since he became President, and massive protests in London are expected.

"There is no feeling among Western Europeans that there is a military, economic or political threat by the Russian Federation, which would justify the behaviour of President Trump in Brussels".

Still, Trump has been more conciliatory behind the scenes, including at a leaders' dinner Wednesday.

Asked about Johnson, Trump said: "I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point".

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