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This thread was for last year's NATO meeting, but since Trump is now in London at this year's NATO meeting I'll continue the thread. Trump immediately used the occasion to get into a war of words with Macron tasking out of context Macron's November 7th remarks to the Economist calling NATO "brain dead" -- a comment made in frustration with NATO's inability to deal with Turkey's recent incursion into Syria at the time.
The forever opportunist Trump stole the spotlight by calling Macron's comment from the month before as "very, very nasty" and "disrespectful" and "insulting to a lot of different forces".
"It's a tough statement, though, when you make a statement like that, that is a very, very nasty statement to essentially 28, including them, 28 countries," he said.
This is what Trump does. If he had an issue with Macron's comment, why wait a month to bring it up in front of NATO members? Trump loves to create controversy and distract from the events of the day.
On top of that he made headlines by cutting the United States contribution to NATO by $100 million...an act that plays well with his base at home.