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EU council chief's riposte to Trump: "Respect the allies you have"

Source: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.

Before flying to Brussels where he arrived on Tuesday night, Trump again chided fellow NATO members for not contributing enough while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, his latest reprimand on issues that are straining transatlantic relations.

“Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many,” Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after a signing statement on more cooperation between the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

As European Council president, Tusk serves as the chairman when EU leaders meet at summits.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-europe-tusk/tusks-eu-riposte-to-trump-respect-the-allies-you-have-idUSKBN1K019P



Anybody recall ANY national leader saying this EVER to President Obama?

Winning? We're starting to lose...demonstrably!
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