"There is a better-than 50-50 chance that the president will disrupt the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, probably by complaining again that others aren't carrying their fair share of the burden, and possibly by threatening to withdraw if they don't step up on his terms", the official said.
Mr Trump, who landed in Belgium during the middle of the football-mad nation's World Cup semi-final match, will later head to London, where Prime Minister Theresa May's government is in turmoil over her plans for exiting the European Union.
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.
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But that's the thing: While iPhone trails Android by a wide margin worldwide, it is just as popular as Android here in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal in February noted that Apple Music was already "on the verge" of surpassing Spotify .
He also said that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week would be the "easiest" of the meetings he'll have while he's overseas. Other NATO members are already pushing back, arguing that their commitment to defense is rising and they back U.S. priorities in other important ways.
Johnson, the face of Brexit for many British voters, said in his resignation letter that May was proposing a "semi-Brexit".
"Those are stupid people", Trump said, according to the report; "you shouldn't listen to them".
He said this summit could be his "easiest" meeting.
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More than 330,000 have been displaced by the Syrian government offensive in the south, according to recent United Nations figures. Rebels who did not wish to come back under Assad's rule would leave for the insurgent stronghold in northwest Syria, they said.
"I've always liked him", Trump said as he departed from the White House. "Wow!" And in multiple tweets, he reiterated a familiar theme, complaining that the U.S. is shouldering an unfair share of defense costs overseas: "NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS", he tweeted.
When asked about the president's tweets, Hutchison said the US portion of NATO's common funding is capped at 22 percent, but that the USA contributes to other security costs in Europe, where it has military and diplomatic presence. "On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of US$151 Million with the USA, with big Trade Barriers on USA goods. NO!" The EU did strike back with retaliatory tariffs on United States goods.
"We do have a lot of allies, but we can not be taken advantage of".
Though the US intelligence community and a bipartisan group of senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee both concluded Russian Federation waged a disinformation on Trump's behalf, Trump has indicated he accepts Putin's denials at face value. Tusk recalled that the Europeans are spending more than Russian Federation and as much as China on defense.
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Nauert didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about North Korea's latest statement. However, he emphasized that the North still has trust in U.S.
With French and German officials urging member states to paper over their differences, EU President Donald Tusk delivered a blunt message to Trump yesterday, telling him "the U.S. doesn't have and won't have a better ally than the EU".