: Billions of additional dollars are being spent by NATO countries since my visit last year, at my request, but it isn't nearly enough. U.S. spends too much. Europe's borders are BAD. Pipeline dollars to Russia are not acceptable.
: How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok? Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear.
: Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress. Wow, but is anybody really surprised. Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER.
: If the Democrats want to win Supreme Court and other Court picks, don't Obstruct and Resist, but rather do it the good ol' fashioned way, WIN ELECTIONS.
2 month ago
The Senate today confirmed Brian Benczkowski as head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, by a 51-48 vote (Manchin only Dem to vote yes). He was nominated more than a year ago, and faced scrutiny for his work for a Russian bank
: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are their only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
Europe is not facing a break-up of the alliance with the U.S.: French official
: Democrats in Congress must no longer Obstruct - vote to fix our terrible Immigration Laws now. I am watching what is going on from Europe - it would be soooo simple to fix. Judges run the system and illegals and traffickers know how it works. They are just using children.
Sanders: "During [POTUS] remarks today he suggested countries not only meet their commitment of 2% of GDP on defense spending, but that they increase it to 4%. [He] wants to see our allies share more of the burden and at a very minimum meet their already stated obligations."
NATO allies vow to meet spending targets after Trump criticism
A White House official says U.S. President Donald Trump told NATO leaders defence spending should increase to 4% of GDP rather than the original target of 2%
U.S. House Speaker Ryan: tariffs not the way to go in China trade dispute
US State Department still investigating diplomats' illnesses in Cuba, China
Trump sets higher target for NATO defense spending: Bulgarian president
Macron on relationship with Trump: "We've worked together for 12 months now. We've took some great decisions, and we will continue to work together."
In meeting with @POTUS, France President @EmmanuelMacron says he does not believe Germany is beholden to Russia
Reports of new suspected U.S. airstrike reported near Jawaari village, Middle Jubba region last night. Pro-Al-Shabab media say no one was hurt but other sources say as many as 8 militants were killed
Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel
US Homeland Security secretary is creating an office within the department for governments of Central America and Mexico to get information about reunifying families separated at border
@WhiteHouse: @POTUS orders the Attorney General to establish within @TheJusticeDept a task force on "Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud."
2 month ago
Pompeo: @NATO is the most successful alliance in history. All NATO allies have committed to extending this success through increased defense spending, deterrence and defense, and fighting terrorism. Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protects. This remains our bedrock belief.
Euro succumbs to selling after U.S. threat of more China tariffs
Trump says Pfizer is rolling back drug price increases after he spoke with its CEO
Merkel vs Trump at NATO: Here again the German Chancellor's arrival statement with English subs. President Trump this morning called Germany 'Russian captive'
Mexico's president-elect says he'll use a meeting with U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin to push anti-poverty plan
2 month ago
Sarah Sanders: Preparing for NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium
: Things up, better than ever before, but it can't go too quickly. I am fighting for a level playing field for our farmers, and will win.
: I am in Brussels, but always thinking about our farmers. Soy beans fell 50% from 2012 to my election. Farmers have done poorly for 15 years. Other countries' trade barriers and tariffs have been destroying their businesses. I will open
2 month ago
May and Trump in NATO HQ
A giant 'Trump baby', approved by @SadiqKhan, is inflated as protesters prepare to fly it over London for @realDonaldTrump's visit
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.?