President Trump on Tuesday slammed French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent rebuke of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), saying France historically is the country most in need of the military protection afforded by the now 70-year-old alliance.
In London at a bilateral meeting alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump reacted to Macron telling The Economist magazine in early November that recent U.S. troop movements in Syria are contributing to the “brain death” of the NATO military alliance.
Macron’s remarks came weeks after Turkey – a member of NATO – invaded northern Syria.
Trump also slammed Macron’s recent decision to impose a French digital services tax on American companies, including Facebook, Google and Twitter.
“But I don’t want France taxing American companies.”