In this context, Tusk and others seem concerned Putin will take advantage of the fact that Trump is not standing by key United States allies. The U.S.is spending many times more than any other country in order to protect them", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, adding: "Not fair to the U.S. taxpayer.
Khan said: "Are you honestly saying the right to protest.is limited by the ridicule it may cause someone?"
With Europe's wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Trump has often praised Vladimir Putin's leadership since the U.S. President was elected in 2016.
"We've had violent falling outs over Libya, Iraq in 2003, but it's qualitatively different in that the biggest of the allies doesn't just have disagreements with us, but actually seems willing to walk away", Valasek said.
After Putin mentioned that White House officials were trying to interfere, a person with direct knowledge of the conversation said that Trump told to Putin, "Those are stupid people; you shouldn't listen to them, "The New York Times reported Monday". The Trump-Putin meeting is also a source of anxiety for members of the alliance, who hope to deter aggressive actions from Russian Federation.
The document reportedly emphasizes the importance of maintaining a dialogue between the Russian and USA heads of state, diplomats, militaries, and intelligence agencies, and calls for closer economic ties and more contact between Russians and Americans.
He will then head to Helsinki for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and some experts have expressed fears the pair will agree the United States should station fewer troops in Europe. According to European Union statistics, the EU's trade surplus in 2017 was $140bn (€120bn; £106bn).
Only eight of the 29 NATO members are expected to reach the target of spending 2 percent or more of their GDP on their armed forces this year, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in February.
But European Council President Donald Tusk hit back with his own message on the social media site, insisting that the U.S. has no better ally than the EU.
"Not fair to the USA taxpayer", he continued, before again pointing to the US trade deficit with the European Union. Other NATO members are already pushing back, arguing that their commitment to defense is rising and they back United States priorities in other important ways. Still, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a weekly podcast on Saturday, said Germany would increase defense spending in its 2019 budget, suggesting Trump's jawboning is paying off.
But instead of trying to engage with what Trump actually said during the Fox News interview, Gardner pretended Trump actually meant the opposite of what he said. Trump then heads to Helsinki to meet Putin.