A teenage girl was stabbed late Tuesday night in Northwest D.C
China to its state media: keep calm, don't inflame trade row with U.S.
It's expected @POTUS will reiterate to Merkel what he said this morning (regarding Germany being beholden to Russia), @PressSec tells pool reporters.
makes the case for stronger with Allies. It helps US to be a global power. US presence is not only about protecting Europeans but projecting US power to Africa, Middle East and beyond
@jensstoltenberg: "European soldiers have fought by the side of US soldiers all the way from Korea to Afghanistan."
The US commitment to NATO is demonstrated in deeds. Actions speak louder than words - @jensstoltenberg at NATO engages
2 month ago
Asked about his breakfast (paid by US gov't) with @realDonaldTrump at NATO engages, @jensstoltenberg defends US commitment to NATO despite all Trump's comments. "My main task is to keep 29 allies together," Stoltenberg explains
2 month ago
@jensstoltenberg: NATO is good for the US - American presence in Europe allows US to be a global power
NATO Secretary-General @jensstoltenberg notes that since @realDonaldTrump became president, US funding for defense of Europe "has increased by 40 percent."
'We have issues with Russia' Germany tells Trump
Asked about @realdonaldtrump's comments on Germany being "captive" to Russia over energy, @jensstoltenberg only says "There are different views on the Nordstream pipeline, it's not for NATO to decide."
NATO chief @jensstoltenberg acknowledges Trump expressed himself in 'direct language' but insists that beneath the squalls allies all agree on the fundamental issues. Expect this line to be repeated and repeated over the next two days.
At @NATO, Polish President Duda declines to respond - at least in English - to question on Trump's comment about Germany being captive to Russia.
China's FM Wed called the new US tariffs "typical trade bullying," and said it's a fight between unilateralism and multilateralism, protectionism and free trade, power and rules, adding that China stands with intl community and will safeguard its legitimate rights and interests
: Bilateral Breakfast with NATO Secretary General in Brussels, Belgium
Allies disagree with US about the Germany-Russia gas deal, @jensstoltenberg tells @POTUS.
2 month ago
Turkey is not moving away from NATO asserts @MevlutCavusoglu at NATO engages. Turkey prefers to buy arms from US, Germany, but NATO allies block sales so we had to turn to Russia
2 month ago
Top priority for our secuirty is cohesion - based on trust and capabilities says German MoD Ursula von der Leyen NATO engages. Kicks off with positive tone. Hope US and other allies join her in pivoting to the positive at NATO summit
: "It certainly doesn't seem to make sense that [Germany pays] billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia."
A Chinese man who embezzled $485 million from his employer in the biggest bank corruption case in China’s history was repatriated on Wednesday by U.S. authorities, the country’s anti-graft agency said
As @realDonaldTrump unleashes on Nordstream, German MoD von der Leyen urges him to look at output: Germany is second largest contributor to NATO. We're moving in right direction
Billions and billions being paid to Russia which the US is supposed to be protecting Europe from, declares @POTUS.
China's foreign ministry says China's position is very clear, doesn't want to fight a trade war but will if it has to US
"The United States is paying far too much," reasserts @POTUS, standing alongside @jensstoltenberg.
"Germany is totally controlled by Russia," declares @POTUS.
Germany a captive to Russia because of gas pipeline deal, explains @POTUS.
"Germany is a rich countrywell they could increase [defense spending] immediately tomorrow and have no problem," says @POTUS. "We're not going to put up with it, it's inappropriate."
Trump says added NATO funds not enough for U.S.
Trump, at NATO summit, says Germany is 'captive' of Russia
China commerce ministry official says new U.S. tariff plan harms WTO system, globalization
Oil falls after Trump threatens to escalate trade war with new tariffs
U.S., Mexico vow to reunite separated migrant families quickly
: "We have laws, we have borders. Don't come to our country illegally. It's not a good thing."
: Just talked with Pfizer CEO and @SecAzar on our drug pricing blueprint. Pfizer is rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more. We applaud Pfizer for this decision and hope other companies do the same. Great news for the American people.
: The European Union makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe (U.S. has a $151 Billion trade deficit), and then they want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn't work.
: A recent Emerson College ePoll said that most Americans, especially Hispanics, feel that they are better off under President Trump than they were under President Obama.
: Many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in payments that have not been made. Will they reimburse the U.S.?
Asked if @theresa_may agrees with Trump that UK is in turmoil, May's spokesman says hopes Trump will have positive view of UK after visit
Trump has 'little gift' for North Korea leader
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers whose convictions inspired 2016 occupation of wildlife refuge - White House
Top U.S. Senate Democrat vows to fight Trump's Supreme Court pick
: Informing the Republican Senators of my nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. SCOTUS
: I am on Air Force One flying to NATO and hear reports that the FBI lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are getting cold feet on testifying about the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by 13 Angry Democrats and people that worked for Obama for 8 years. Total disgrace.
Former U.S. national security adviser Mike Flynn arrives at court hearing
2 month ago
Responding to a question about @donaldtusk's sharp rebuke of @realDonaldTrump's constant criticism of Europe, @USAmbNATO Hutchison says EU arguments don't affect NATO solidarity. I've heard otherwise.
Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions
: On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job.
@USAmbNATO: It is important that @NATO has a relationship with Russia to talk about the importance of Russia doing more. They can come into the community of nations. They can be a force for good, but not while they are exercising malign influence across the region
says @realDonaldTrump is fully committed to NATO's Article V, mutual defense, even if says things that don't always sound that way, and that he will reiterate that in his remarks to allies at the NATO summit
Trump says 'up to the people' whether to back Prime Minister May
: "I think that getting along with Russia, getting along with China, getting along with others is a good thing, not a bad thing."
2 month ago
DW's @maxhofmann asks @USAmbNATO whether she fears the r-ship with Germany will suffer as a result of constant pressure from @realDonaldTrump. Ambassador Hutchison says Germany is one of the US' strongest partners and POTUS believes he's bringing the 2 countries closer.
2 month ago
Eventually we would love for Georgia to be a member of NATO if it chooses to do so," says @USAmbNATO
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Hutchison welcomes new figures just released by @jensstoltenberg showing non-US allies will spend $266 billion more by 2024
@USAmbNATO: Since 2017, since @POTUS began the push for more equitable burden sharing, $41billion has been spent by non-US Allies. We are going in the right direction
@USAmbNATO : We must address the terrorism that has affected so many of our countries. Strengthening @NATO's capability to fight terrorism will be an important topic at the NATO summit.
: "I have NATO, I have the UK, which is in somewhat turmoil and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all."
: "NATO has not treated us fairly but I think we'll work something out. We pay far too much."
Trump says can't say if Putin is friend or foe
Tesla plans to build new car factory in Shanghai; signed agreements with Lingang Group, government - local media
2 month ago
Your @WhiteHouse media pool loading for the Air Force One flight today to Belgium
We'll agree a new NATO Command Structure, including a new command for the Atlantic ГЫ and another one in Germany for military mobility in Europe - @jensstoltenberg
Thanking all our nations for the efforts they make to keep our defences strong and thanking President Trump @POTUS for his leadership on defence spending: it clearly has an impact – @jensstoltenberg
: Thank you to all of my great supporters, really big progress being made. Other countries wanting to fix crazy trade deals. Economy is ROARING. Supreme Court pick getting GREAT REVIEWS. New Poll says Trump, at over 90%, is the most popular Republican in history of the Party. Wow.
"Do not travel" to Haiti, warns @StateDept, due to "widespread civil unrest and violent demonstrations."
: NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS. Very Unfair.
Tusk: 'I would like to address President Trump directly who has been criticising Europe almost daily America, appreciate your allies - after all you don't have that many'
As appellate judge, Brett Kavanaugh has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investigating the president
: Getting ready to leave for Europe. First meeting - NATO. The U.S. is spending many times more than any other country in order to protect them. Not fair to the U.S. taxpayer. On top of that we lose $151 Billion on Trade with the European Union. Charge us big Tariffs (and Barriers).
U.S. envoy calls for Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal
Travel to Afghanistan unsafe, US citizens warned
China raises tariff rates for some U.S. optical fiber products, from July 11
Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks
Switzerland launches dispute at WTO against U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs: statement
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to Pyongyang's state media
2 month ago
Hundreds protest Kavanaugh's nomination outside Supreme Court
2 month ago
Spotted in the East Room after SCOTUS nominee announcement: Rudy Giuliani and Rod Rosenstein shaking hands