"I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). Indeed, we're increasing it by 70 per cent over the next decade", Trudeau said.
His unscheduled news conference offered Trump's signature touch for showmanship, but the US President came up empty when pressed to detail the new financial commitments he had secured, offering only that member countries "agreed to pay more and they agreed to pay it more quickly" and pointing to spending increases over the past year.
"And yet, he came into the news conference and declared victory", Bays said. The president spoke a little bit about the meeting with Putin this morning. But Mr Trump seemed satisfied they had agreed to meet the target soon.
He added that London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who authorised protesters to raise a giant balloon showing a nappy-wearing Trump next to the British parliament on Friday, was doing a "terrible job" in fighting crime.
"And NATO brought war back to Europe".
Tim O'Brien, a Trump biographer, said Trump "likes the ideas of their leaders being destabilized and therefore easier to manipulate for him".More news: Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success
"Germany just started paying Russian Federation, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russian Federation".
The president said he would raise the issue of Russian meddling in the US election. I don't. I'm very consistent. "We go into that meeting not looking for so much".
In the space of eight hours, Trump had moved from doubting the utility of the mutual defense alliance and provoking an extraordinary emergency session of its members to declaring the pact stronger than ever.
A year after fueling doubts about whether Washington would defend allies who refuse to pay their fair share, Trump launched into the two-day summit in Brussels by berating Germany, among others.
Asked about Trump's suggestion, Stoltenberg said he'll focus on what's been agreed to.
"The communique is clear: it reaffirms the commitment to two per cent (of GDP)", said Macron, who was photographed smiling and sharing a hug with Trump yesterday despite recent tensions between the two.More news: Blast At Chemical Site Near Cairo Airport Injures 12: Army
The discussion was a healthy one, the official said.
In 2014, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members agreed to boost defense spending to 2 percent of GDP within a decade. "We need that to get more in balance", retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis said in an interview with host Vassy Kapelos on CBC News Network's Power & Politics Thursday. So, I mean, could both Macron and Trump be correct, and they're just sort of emphasizing different sides of this whole thing? "There wasn't enough drama, so Trump has a tantrum, knocks over the table, and allies are used as props in his reality show". "That was not on Trump's watch", he said.
"NATO always had a good story to tell at this summit, with the communiqué reflecting a robust and resilient alliance that is making real progress on a range of challenges", said Amanda Sloat, a former State Department official now at the Brookings Institution. "Trump's belligerent tweets and taunts unfortunately overshadowed what should have been a straightforward message of success".
"NATO and the transatlantic geographical area is only a part of what the United States military does".
Stavridis said he thinks it's probably in Canada's interest to invest in better interoperability capabilities with other allied forces - but at the end of the day the decision to increase defence spending is ultimately up to Canadians, not Americans. "There is no utility in creating all this noise, it's incredibly divisive".More news: Typhoon Maria landed in coastal regions of Huangqi Peninsula, Fujian