Trump attacks media again, calls meeting with Merkel 'GREAT'
Daalder pointedly told Trump that "this is not a financial transaction, where NATO countries pay the USA to defend them" but instead is part of a country's treaty commitment.
He sought to turn the explosive charge into a light joke when asked about concerns raised by the British Government that the White House is now citing a debunked claim that United Kingdom spies snooped on him. "They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored".
James Mattis, the US Secretary of Defence, told European leaders at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in February the US would "moderate its commitment" to the group unless member states put in more money. "I'll make that clear", she added.
"I'm not an isolationist".
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But when the second German reporter quizzed him about the controversy's latest incident - White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeating a claim that British intelligence eavesdropped on him for the Obama administration - he engaged.
In March 2017, Trump placed a temporary ban on refugees from six predominantly Muslim countries.
"At least we have something in common, perhaps", Trump said casually, referring to 2013 reports that the USA was monitoring Merkel's cellphone conversations. "We literally listed a litany of media reports that are in the public domain".
The US President also lashed out at the news media on Saturday.
But Mrs Merkel said there was a lot of direct German investment in the US.
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"You watch what happens to Angela Merkel, who I always thought of as a very good leader until she did this".
She said that while she represents German interests, Mr Trump "stands up for, as is right, American interests". "What went wrong? Angela, what happened?"
Germany's foreign minister has said that 2 percent is unrealistic, and cited worries by its European neighbors of his country's militaristic past.
Asked about Trump's stated preference for bilateral trade agreements, Merkel said she would consider negotiations between the United States and the European Union to be bilateral, despite the fact the EU represents 27 member states. Germany is one of the key anchors of the European Union and its largest economy, and a key player in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Mr Trump has ruffled feathers in Germany by threatening its carmakers with tariffs and calling on Berlin to boost defence spending.
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