"I have the United Kingdom, which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin", Trump said.
Tusk, a former Polish premier, addressing Trump directly about his meeting with Putin, said, "It is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem".
Still, the administration official said, Trump would likely reiterate USA support for the NATO treaty's Article 5, a provision that means an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all of them.
"I'd like to hear someone say that's a bad idea". "As far as I'm concerned, a competitor".
Trump will not listen to advice, Wilson said. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, getting along with others, is a good thing, not a bad thing".
"While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more", he said as he listed out the percentage of defence spending of other major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries.
While it's true that only a handful of the 28 member countries now spend 2 percent or more of their GDP on defense, a 2014 agreement gave all of them a decade to get to the 2 percent level. They're also anxious about his potential embrace of Russia'sVladimir Putin during a summit in Helsinki.
The 29 allies are due to restate a commitment to try to spend two percent of GDP on defense by 2024, according to excerpts of their final summit declaration seen by AFP.
But NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pointed out that military spending had been rising in Europe since 2014 and members were making efforts to meet the objective, particularly Germany, which is often singled out by Trump for criticism. He says the United States is shouldering too much of the defense burden for the alliance. The Europeans abhor Trump's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on a part of the world that is supposed to be the United States' partner.
Mr Stoltenberg was careful not to provoke the USA president ahead of a potentially testy meeting. "And dear Europe, spend more on your defense because everyone expects an ally that is well prepared and equipped", he added, noting: "Money is important, but genuine solidarity should be more important". "Not fair to the USA taxpayer", Trump tweeted earlier in the morning, calling the situation "Very Unfair!"
"The UK has itself on a number of occasions urged everybody to work towards meeting that 2% target, which we of course do meet and exceed".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a Business Community Reception at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 8, 2018. The North has declared Mr Trump's moves as "gangster-like" since the summit between the two leaders.
It grew to 22,000 acres Saturday, but conditions helped firefighters reach a 20 percent containment, officials said. The blaze, however, continues to burn to the southeast and into the Klamath National Forest, fire officials said.
Kavanaugh says he will begin meeting with members of the Senate on Tuesday. "They understand it's a historic decision", he said . On Monday, Trump phoned Justice Anthony Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat.
The article, published last week, detailed a June incident in which Williams missed an unannounced drug test at her home . Wozniacki suffered a shock 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat against Ekaterina Makarova. "I just found it quite interesting".
Her goal for the big day is ten; this will be her second year competing, and the first time joined by her daughter. Last year, Joey Chestnut won the men's competition after scarfing 72 dogs (buns included) in just 10 minutes.
The plane was likely on its way to Wonderboom airport in north Pretoria , the Tshwane Metro Police Department said. The injuries range from minor to severe according to what the South African emergency medical service ER24 says.
At the specialty box office, Roadside Attractions and Miramax's " Whitney " bowed with $1.3 million from 452 locations. The 2018 box office as a whole, which just hit $6.5 billion, is up 9 percent from a year ago , according to ComScore.
The Taliban did not claim responsibility for the attack, but acknowledged it in a message on its official Telegram channel. Some of the U.S. forces are involved in counterterrorism operations, particularly against the local Islamic State group.
The fourth did not appeal, but his lawyer said they would soon file one, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. Vinay Sharma , Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh had challenged the court's 2017 ruling upholding their death penalty .
Tests have revealed that the Amesbury couple were exposed to the nerve agent after touching a contaminated item with their hands. Sturgess died at Salisbury District Hospital , the same facility that nursed the critically ill Skripals.
The South Carolina senator said Democrats from red states will have a hard time opposing any of those judges. Trump has reportedly narrowed his list down to four names: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S.
Cave rescue diver hails 'incredibly strong' boys
When it became clear the boys were likely going to have to dive out, experts were sent in to teach them how to use scuba gear. Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions, which both lasted several hours.
Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick
In January, the full appeals court upheld the legality of the CFPB structure and said the director could be fired only for cause. Kavanaugh also worked with special counsel Ken Starr during the Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton .
33 dead in Quebec heat wave
Health officials have said the people who died didn't have air conditioning in their homes and had health issues. According to the Ministry, numerous dead were over 65 years of age and had physical or mental health problems.
Supreme Court shake-up stirs protests in Poland
Malgorzata Gersdorf insisted Tuesday that her term runs until 2020, as guaranteed by the constitution. Warsaw says the changes are needed to free the judiciary of communist-era thinking and practices.