"Emmanuel Macron made some fair points in his Economist article, where he talked about the need for Europe to step up, for the need for the Europe, the U.S., and Canada to stay engaged", said Rutte, referring to an interview that the French leader conducted with the British publication in November.
The U.S. president met in the morning with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, where he took aim at French President Emmanuel Macron.
Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera's senior political analyst, talks about the developments.
Trump has previously waffled between public support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and questioning its worth during his time in the Oval Office, which has raised concerns about the alliance's viability as global instability is on the rise. "It's a very risky statement for them to make".
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"I think that's insulting to a lot of different forces", Trump said.
Mr Trump said he is weighing issuing sanctions against Ankara if they move forward with plans to buy the weapons. "We have so many issues to discuss-how to deal with Russian Federation, pressure, and dialogue; how to deal with China, which is presenting lots of challenges, but also lots of opportunities; how to deal with the issue of space...and cyber, we have this fifth dimension and how to deal with it; how to deal with new technologies".
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"I'm not so in love with Facebook, Google, or Twitter-well, I do well on Twitter from the other side", Trump said. "It has become very powerful, and it's become I think a much fairer statement".
Trump chided Macron after pressing France to accept more of its countrymen, echoing a frequent critique of the US' European allies. "It's a tough statement, when you make a statement like that, that is a very, very nasty statement to essentially, including them, 28 countries. I would hope that he's a very good member of NATO", Trump said, adding that he may meet with Erdogan, though a bilateral meeting has not been announced. Macron argues that the United States under Trump's leadership has turned away from the alliance.
He told The Sun tabloid that Britain's intelligence allies - including the United States - were "very anxious" about working with a Corbyn-led government.
"I like Turkey and I get along very well with the President".
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