U.S. President Donald Trump pronounced French President Emmanuel Macron’s new comments that NATO is experiencing “brain death” is really scornful to a troops alliance’s other 28 members.
Trump took aim during Macron with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by his side and called his comments “very nasty.”
Macron pronounced nomist published final month, suggesting that a fondness was becomingthe fondness was experiencing “brain death” in an talk with a Eco obsolete.
“Nobody needs NATO some-more than France,” Trump said.
Trump has regularly criticized associate NATO members and complained that too few nations are on lane to accommodate a fondness idea of spending during slightest 2% of GDP on invulnerability by 2024.
Trump also lashed out during France for a digital use taxation that he pronounced foul discriminates opposite U.S. tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
Robert Lighthizer, a arch U.S. trade representative, on Monday endorsed a U.S. respond with $2.4 billion in new tariffs on French cheese, booze and other products.
Trump is scheduled to accommodate Macron after Tuesday on a sidelines of a NATO summit.