Tuesday’s NATO London conference marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the world’s largest security alliance started with a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.
The run-up to the meeting has been overshadowed by accelerating moves towards European Union member states establishing their own defence union, and key mover of that drive Emmanuel Macron accusing NATO of suffering from “brain death”.
Despite the tough talk on France, President Trump insisted that while he was delivering an America first presidency, he couldn’t blame President Macron for doing the same for his country.
President Trump has made fixing the NATO alliance a key part of his presidency.
While Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has praised Trump for encouraging member states to be more involved, he was also praised from a less likely quarter — former UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who hosted the President on his last trip to London as one of the last major official events of her leadership.
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