Nets Whine Trump Lectured to NATO 'Instead of Making Nice'

"NATO members must finally contribute their fair share", Trump said.

Based on a statement from the White House, European leaders had expected that Trump would commit to the core mission of the alliance established in 1949 that bonds the United States and Europe based on the principle, known as Article 5, that an attack on one member state is an attack on all.

"I am very happy to be able to change many things together", Macron told Trump during the meeting, hoping to persuade the U.S. President to maintain Washington's commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. "Tomorrow's meeting will demonstrate NATO's ability to change as the world changes", Mr. Stoltenberg said.

The alliance agreed an action plan was needed to do more in the fight against terrorism and Stoltenberg announced that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will become a full member of the Global Coalition but that this does not mean it will engage in combat. "This is not just about cash, but also modern capabilities".

"Today, we chose to develop annual national plans, setting out how allies intend to meet the defense investment pledge we made together in 2014. So that we continue to match words with action", said the NATO's chief.

After meeting with Trump on Thursday at the EU, European Council president Donald Tusk said he and the US president agreed on the need to combat terrorism but some differences loomed large.

But the severe ticking off he gave alliance members risks souring relations even more.

But one senior diplomat said Trump, who left the leaders' dinner before it ended to fly to Italy for Friday's Group of Seven summit, said the remarks did not go down well at all. But he instead returned to an old grievance about Europe's drop in defence spending since the end of the Cold War. "We need to find better ways of cooperating to ensure our security", Lamberts said.

"Trump needed to say what every predecessor since [former US leader] Truman has said: The US is committed to Article 5". Shortly before his address, Trump had ran into his first problems of a landmark European trip, embarrassingly called out in public over Russian Federation and on leaks from the probe into the Manchester terror attack. A plan to reaffirm the spending pledge made three years ago "means nothing more or less than that", she said.

He also congratulated Macron for his "incredible campaign" and "tremendous victory" as the two world leaders met for the first time over lunch at the US embassy in Brussels on Thursday, Politico reported. Nothing Trump does is offensive if you put "locker room" in front of it.