Trump calls the French criticism obnoxious: I'm a fan of Nato

France's president has referred to Nato as "mindless", and it will Donald Trump not let go unnoticed. The us president has landed in London, where on Tuesd

Trump calls the French criticism obnoxious: I'm a fan of Nato

France's president has referred to Nato as "mindless", and it will Donald Trump not let go unnoticed.

The us president has landed in London, where on Tuesday and Wednesday held a summit in Nato. And he langer immediately set out for France, as the past month has taken on the role as the alliance's black sheep.

first, it is, according to Donald Trump "very foul", when the French president, Emmanuel Macron, speaks of Nato as "mindless", because Nato is, according to him, lack of strategic management.

Donald Trump, who often are the most vociferous critic, embracing and talking friendly about several of the problem countries, which he has previously raged over.

- I have become a bigger fan of Nato, because the alliance is so flexible, he says at a press conference together with the alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.

Nato is not about to go in the resolution, believes the president of the UNITED states. But France may be on the way out again, he says.

- I see him break out. And he needs protection more than any other, and I see him break out, " says Trump on the Macron.

France has previously reported out of the alliance's collective defense. It happened in the 1960s, and the country turned first back in 2009.

Forsvarsalliancen age of 70 years in april, and the meeting in London held to mark the occasion.

however, It is not only France, which has created uneasiness in the Nato the last time.

Turkey has caused internal trouble among the 29 countries with the purchase of Russian defense systems and for many european Nato countries ' frustration - to attack the kurds in northern Syria in the autumn.

But Trump defends Turkey, although the americans have cut off Turkey from its program with the F-35 fighter aircraft for safety reasons because of the purchase of Russian weapons.

- I like Turkey, and I get on well with the president (Recep Tayyip Erdogan). Turkey is a good Nato member, says Trump.

The american president believes that forsvarsalliancen is strong, and he emphasises Jens Stoltenberg as a good leader.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 13:00

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