The officials said Trump threatened to "do his own thing".
"There is value in protecting the president in having a number of Americans in the room when the conversations take place, because just what I saw on the scale of a congressional visit can happen in a presidential visit in which the description of what transpired in the meeting does not fit reality", Moran said. "Because I said it was unfair". "He generally dislikes the Alliance and Allied solidarity, the very principle of an alliance and mulitlareral frameworks", she said.
"We have a very powerful, very strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, much stronger than it was two days ago", he said. We are good partners, and we wish to continue to cooperate in the future.
He did not immediately say what those commitments consisted of.More news: Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup
"I think he has to expect they're going to deny, deny everything", the South Dakotan said. They talk about how they are going to increase it [Nato spending] a tiny bit by 2030.
U.S. officials have told Reuters that Washington is preparing another review of strategy, a year after Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend involvement in the 17-year-old war.
This has been a complaint from those inside the Beltway and beyond ever since Trump entered the political ring during his 2016 campaign for the presidency. But, several sources said, Trump instead reopened in strong terms his demand that other countries spend more immediately.
But with tensions in the Western alliance smouldering over Trump's trade tariffs on European steel and his demands for more contributions to ease the burden on United States taxpayers, his earlier remarks fuelled concerns among allies for the U.S. role in keeping the peace that has reigned since World War II.
Mr Trump's early-morning tweets from Brussels had been typically critical.More news: Polish Historian/Scientist Continues Interview As Cat Climbs On His Head
President Donald Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, shifted in his seat and despondently looked away as Trump called Germany a "captive" of Russian Federation. "They pay only a fraction of their cost". The US is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade.
Trump had opened the first day of talks in Brussels on Wednesday with a public diatribe against Germany, the second biggest state in the Western defence alliance, criticising its reliance on Russian gas imports and failure to spend more on defence. "Not acceptable! All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!" NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, "We should first get to two percent", adding that eight of the 29 allies were meeting that target.
"Many countries are not paying what they should", Trump said, seated across from a visibly rattled Stoltenberg. "And maybe it's not but I think meeting with people is great".
"He likes the ideas of their leaders being destabilized and therefore easier to manipulate for him", said Tim O'Brien, a Trump biographer. "He is trying to make everyone look weak and doesn't understand how all the moving parts work".More news: Trump continues attacks on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations during 2nd day of summit