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GOP senator warns Trump: Putin, Kim 'very cold-blooded, calculating'

GOP senator warns Trump: Putin, Kim 'very cold-blooded, calculating'

Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump directly addressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the rally in the USA state of Montana, saying: "You know, Angela.we are protecting you and it means a lot more to you.because I don't know how much protection we get by protecting you".

Trump has long complained that the US bears too large a financial burden, but has yet to act.

In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, seated at right, during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

While noting that "we need to do more" on defence spending, Hutchinson noted that more than half of NATO's members were on track to achieve the target set by the alliance of two per cent of gross domestic product spent on defence by 2024.

"He is too volatile.Within 24 hours, Mr. Trump can change his position by 180 degrees", said Lindner, although he warned against growing anti-American sentiments in Germany given that the United States was and would remain Germany's closest ally. Last month, a dour Trump stomped through the G7 summit in Canada, suggesting Russian Federation be readmitted to the elite economic group, despite having been expelled for invading neighboring Ukraine and annexing Crimea.

Although administration officials point to the long-standing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Trump's itinerary will largely keep him out of central London, where significant protests are expected.

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The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court. A common thread with all three is that their states are very much aligned with the Trump administration on policy.

Other than with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump has no other bilateral meetings now scheduled.

The G-7 world leaders' meeting in Canada last month ended in tumult when Trump suddenly retracted his endorsement of the group's final joint statement after his departure and railed against Trudeau by midflight tweet en route to Singapore for his summit with Kim, a meeting that critics said legitimized Kim on the world stage without securing a clear pathway to the denuclearization. Poland is willing to spend up to $2 billion to lobby the U.S.to build a permanent military base there, according to a Defense Ministry proposal.

"Trust me, we'll be just fine", Trump said.

Ahead of the visit, Theresa May told the Sunday Times today defence would be a key part of her talks with the President.

Administration officials have also said that subjects discussed with Putin would include Syria, where the administration is looking for a political settlement that would allow the withdrawal of USA troops there.

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood told the Sunday Telegraph: 'Given the US's footprint in Europe and Putin's recent hostile actions. much hinges on the outcome of the two forthcoming summits'.

Huntsman's description of Russia's "malign" activities was far sharper than those expressed by Trump, who has indicated his admiration for Putin and said that he takes Putin at his word in denying election meddling.