Trump Pushes Montenegro's Prime Minister at NATO Summit

Trump Pushes Montenegro's Prime Minister at NATO Summit

While taking a tour of NATO's new headquarters, Trump fell behind the group, but pushed his way forward, shoving aside Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.

"You know, Mr President, we have two presidents in the EU", Tusk said as they started their meeting.

The act was being widely denounced online.

After months of criticizing NATO, President Donald Trump is attending his first NATO summit.

"This will send a strong political message of Nato's commitment to the fight against terrorism", Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of Trump's meeting with the alliance's other 27 leaders.

He said Trump had a few days ago signed a U.S. budget proposal to hike spending on United States forces in Europe by 40 percent, in what Stoltenberg called "the best demonstration of commitment to the alliance".

Trump said that 23 of 28 member nations do not pay what they should for their defense and pointed out that the US has spent more than all other member nations combined over the last eight years.

Markovic himself, however, shrugged off the slight.

"We have to make up for the many years lost".

Markovic is brushing off the incident, according to the Associated Press, and he said that it was only "natural" that Trump be in the front row.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Brexit was only mentioned in passing at the meeting, describing Brexit as "a real tragedy".

Mr Trump's controversial actions come a day after he implored North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to "stop terrorism in its tracks" following the Manchester attack and scolded member nations for - in his view - not meeting their funding obligations.

The editorial board referenced comments from Donald Tusk, president of the European Union's European Council, reported by the Associated Press that he is not "100 percent sure" he and Trump share a common position on Russian Federation.

"Trump is a unsafe man", said Malika Bali, a 62-year-old from Brussels who was protesting with her granddaughter.

Even when a moment created to affirm some of America's basic principles is dangled before him, President Donald Trump has a way of batting it aside.

Ms Merkel, who stood emotionless during the speech, earlier issued her own challenge to the U.S. president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more generally also count toward the goal.

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