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Trump in London
Trump: "Mike Pompeo just got back from a third trip, as you know, to North Korea. He's become a true expert on the trips to North Korea—the best way to get there, the best way to get out. And he gets along very well. And he's doing a great job over there."
Pompeo: "There remains a great deal of work to do, butmy counterpart, Kim Yong Chol, made a commitment consistent with what President Trump was able to achieve with Chairman Kim, which was: They intend to denuclearize. They're going to accomplish it."
Top defense officials of South Korea, U.S. agree on close cooperation for security partnership
China's trade surplus with U.S. hits record as exporters rush to beat tariffs
In @TheSun interview @POTUS said @theresa_may "is a very good person" and he "never said anything bad about her," says @PressSec.
Britain's May looking forward to explaining Brexit stance to Trump, spokesman says
: Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida is one of the finest and most talented people in Congress. Strong on Crime, the Border, Illegal Immigration, the 2nd Amendment, our great Military and Vets, Matt worked tirelessly on helping to get our Massive Tax Cuts. He has my Full Endorsement.
North Korean officials did not attend a planned meeting with Americans to discuss the return of US soldiers' remains, officials have said
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South Korea's Moon urges North, United States to move forward on ending nuclear program
Donald Trump has told The Sun that the Brexit White Paper is not what people voted for and that it 'would probably kill' a US/UK trade deal
FBI agent Peter Strzok just testified that the Steele dossier was not the reason why the FBI opened its Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016.
: Great success today at NATO. Billions of additional dollars paid by members since my election. Great spirit.
US asks UN to cut off oil products to North Korea
US Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Croatia that NATO is stronger than it was yesterday, a month ago, or a year ago
German Foreign Office "sets numbers straight" on German energy and gas consumption after Trump said yesterday that Germany was "captive" to Russia, claiming that Germany would get "60-70% of their energy from Russia" with new Nordstream2 pipeline
Treasury's Mnuchin says door still open to further Chinese talks
North Koreans no-show for meeting today on return of American remains from Korean War, U.S. officials confirm, but Pompeo last week said meeting "could move by one day or two"
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Defense Secretary Mattis has landed in Zagreb, Croatia, to attend Adriatic council meeting, hours after Leaving NATO summit in Brussels.
U.S. Treasury head Steven Mnuchin repeats support for bill tightening foreign investment
FBI agent Peter Strzok says his hearing is a "victory notch in Putin's belt"
China says 'bully' United States started a trade war
: "Trump has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May."
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Donald Trump and Melania arrive at Stansted
Air Force One wheels up from Belgium for UK.
France's Macron says Trump never threatened to leave NATO
US President Trump, in closed-door meeting at NATO, told allies to raise spending by January 2019 or the US would go its own way - two sources at NATO
Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending
France's Macron says NATO debates took different tone from tweets, were respectful, when asked about Trump's comments on Germany
: "I've taken over a lot of bad hands and I'm fixing each one of them—and I'm fixing them well."
President Trump on his relationship with President Putin: "He's been very nice to me," and he's a competitor, but he's not my enemy and not a friend - but hopefully some day he'll be a friend.
President Trump on pressing President Putin on U.S. election meddling: All I can say to him is did you do it, and don't do it again, and he may deny it.
@realDonaldTrump says Iran at some point "will call me and ask for a deal - and we'll make a deal. Iran is treating the US with much more respect than they did in the past," he added
"We want peace all over the world," says @realDonaldTrump, "that's my goal" before adding "we're going to have the best military in the world and hopefully we'll never have to use it."
Trump on meeting with China's Premier Xi: "Among the most magical two days I have lived"
Trump says we're going to negotiate a fair trade deal with China if that's possible
Trump says right we are in a nasty trade battle with China, but it will work out ultimately
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Trump on NATO membership for Georgia: "At a certain point they will join, but not right now"
"No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world" would be the ultimate outcome of the summit with Putin, says @POTUS in response to reporter from Finland.
Trump on the UK " I'm going to pretty hot spot right , with a lot of resignations" goes on (helpfully on May's EU plan) to say 'I don't know if that's what they voted for'
: "I'm not negotiating— I just want fairness for the United States."
On Brexit, @realDonaldTrump says U.K. seems to be aiming at a Brexit which is "partially involved back" with the EU. "I would say that Brexit is Brexit...The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they'd do."
Trump on Putin: "He's a competitor. Somebody was saying is he an enemy? He's not my enemy. Is he your friend? No, I don't know him very much. But the couple of times I've met him, we've gotten along well. Hopefully, someday, maybe he'll be a friend. It could happen."
Putin "will see this has been a pretty successful summit," says @POTUS at @NATO.
: "The people have stepped up today like they've never stepped up before."
UK "a pretty hot spot" right now, according to @POTUS.
"I think they like me a lot in the UK," says @POTUS of his visit there later today.
"They intend to denuclearize," @SecPompeo says of DPRK.
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Leaders at @NATO "thanked me for meeting with President Putin," according to @POTUS, saying it'll be a loose meeting that could lead "to something very productive."
"I'm not happy about Crimea. That was Barack Obama's watch." says Trump
On Georgia, "they were here. They made a very favorable impression," says @POTUS.
: "NATO is really a fine-tuned machine. People are paying money that they've never paid before. They're happy to do it and the United States is being treated much more fairly."
"I will be asking that question again" to Putin about election meddling. "He may deny." says Trump
: "I told people that I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their commitments very substantially because the United States has been paying a tremendous amount."
Trump says on July 25 EU talks on trade will begin; if they don't negotiate in good faith action will be taken on cars
Trump on disagreements at NATO summit: NATO leaders are "very united, very strong, no problems"
"What they're doing is spending at a much faster clip," says @POTUS, replying to @JonLemire. "They're going back for approvals."
"I think 4% is the right number," says @realDonaldTrump on defense spending/GDP. Says @NATO allies committed to hitting 2% of GDP over "a short numbers of years." "I'm a very consistent genius," he adds.
: "We are doing numbers like they've never done before or ever seen before."
"I think I probably can (pull US out of @NATO), but that's unnecessary," replies @POTUS to @margarettalev question
Kremlin rejects Trump's description of Germany as Russian 'captive'
"Germany's coming along. We still have to figure out what's going on with the pipelin...nobody brought it up but me," says @POTUS.
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"NATO is really a fine-tuned machine," declares @POTUS.
"The United States was not being treated fairly but we are," says @POTUS. "They raised an additional 33 billion dollars."
Numbers on increased defense spending will be announced today by @jensstoltenberg, according to @POTUS
"I hope that we're able to get along with Russia... the people in the room really think so," says @POTUS.
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"We made a tremendous amount of progress today," declares @POTUS at @NATO.
: "The commitment was at 2%— ultimately that will be going up quite a bit higher than that."
U.S. President to speak to reporters shortly after NATO summit
: "Everyone's agreed to substantially up their commitment. They're going to up it at levels that they've never thought of before."
"I'll do my own thing," @POTUS reportedly told @NATO allies if they did not immediately meet the two percent spending goal.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there was 'clear commitment to NATO' by all in alliance's emergency session
Beijing urges U.S. firms in China to lobby Washington over trade war
Trump's attacks on Nord Stream 2 are 'unfair competition', Kremlin says
Trump blasts NATO in closed-door summit session: sources
German media reporting Trump has threatened to leave NATO unless allies pay more, immediately
China does not need soybean imports from US for its state reserves - Sinograin official tells China state TV
US President Trump sharply criticised alliance at summit again on Thursday, allies meeting in special, unscheduled session - two NATO sources
US President Trump significantly toughens tone on NATO defense spending in summit, singles out Germany, Spain, others
Trump did not threaten to pull out of NATO, despite tough words on defence spending by allies - two NATO sources
US President Trump forcibly restated his position on wanting NATO members to reach 2 pct spending target to a short deadline
As U.S.-China trade war escalates, South Korea warns on impact
China says has not been in touch with U.S. about restarting trade talks
FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts to tell House lawmakers that his work has never been tainted by political bias
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Bild newspaper: "US President Donald Trump scolds Germany again and again, but his attacks are also directed against Chancellor Angela Merkel personally."
As Trump arrives for Day 2 of NATO meetings, US official tells "We're hoping we're through the worst of it, but waiting to see how the morning goes."
U.S. Navy dedicates one of two destroyers involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific last year to Sen. John McCain.
@POTUS will have "pull-asides", each ~10-15 minutes, this morning in Brussels, with leaders of Azerbaijan (9:30), Romania (10:00), Ukraine (11:00), and Georgia (11:45). Also he will have a "handshake" with leaders of Armenia and Hungary, says @PressSec.
: .On top of it all, Germany just started paying Russia, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russia. Not acceptable. All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%.
: Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russia. They pay only a fraction of their cost. The U.S. pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe, and loses Big on Trade.
: As I head out to a very important NATO meeting, I see that FBI Lover/Agent Lisa Page is dodging a Subpoena and is refusing to show up and testify. What can she possibly say about her statements and lies. So much corruption on the other side. Where is the Attorney General? @FoxNews
: 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.