US President Donald Trump today attacked President Emmanuel Macron in connection with France’s criticism of the NATO and criticized other members of the military alliance for taking drastic measures to increase their defense budgets.
When the prime ministers and presidents of 29 nations members of the armed forces gather in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the community.
Trump has told reporters that Macron’s remarks are absurd, while he complained that NATO is deadly, since for the most part it’s about the lack of US leadership.
Macron was outraged when Trump withdrew his country’s troops from northern Syria last month, a move that Turkey viewed as an opportunity to invade.
US-France relations have severed this week after a US trade representative suggested introducing tariffs on $ 2.4 billion worth of goods in retaliation against taxes imposed by the French on major technology companies.