Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending

World Leaders Meet For NATO Summit In Brussels

World leaders meet for the NATO summit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference at Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister, near Aylesbury, Britain, July 13, 2018.

But the US President seemed to be visibly annoyed when he was asked by a reporter if he regretted making remarks about British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit policy in an explosive interview.

In an interview with the newspaper The Sun, published late Thursday, he undercut Prime Minister Theresa May on several fronts.

Ms May and Mr Trump both spoke of the importance of the "special relationship" between their two countries, something that Brexit supporters hope will reap benefits when Britain leaves the European Union, allowing it to forge closer trade ties with the world's biggest economy.

Johnson is actually remaining in government as a member of Parliament despite resigning as foreign secretary. "If they do that, then their trade deal with the USA will probably not be made", he said.

As he began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday, Trump, a major supporter of Brexit, told The Sun that he had advised May to go about leaving the European Union in a different way but was ignored. He was decidedly critical of May and her Brexit plan, saying he "would have done it much differently".

May also appeared annoyed by the question.

At Thursday's press conference, he repeated an incorrect claim that the U.S. "pays for 70 to 90% of NATO".

"If we can do something to substantially reduce them, I mean, ideally get rid of them, maybe that's a dream, but certainly it's a subject that I'll be bringing up with him", Trump said of his upcoming meeting with Putin. "I have a lot of respect for the prime minister".

He said the paper's story was "generally fine", but "it didn't put in what I said about the prime minister, and I said tremendous things".

Radev said that, on the other hand, Trump was right, because each country should make a contribution, in a world of growing threats, and build effective capabilities.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, who was doorstepped by reporters in Brussels, said Trump made his comments because he "hasn't yet had a chance to discuss the white paper with the PM".

A large balloon depicting the U.S. president as a giant infant will be allowed to fly over London during the president's four-day visit to the United Kingdom after the capital's Mayor Sadiq Khan gave his permission.

The British government on Thursday published its long-awaited Brexit blueprint aimed at restarting stalled talks with the European Union, only for it to be panned by eurosceptics, the City of London and the USA president. I haven't been there in a long time. "But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?" "How can we roll out the red carpet for someone who stands for everything we stand against?" said academic Emily Jones, 40, one of those protesting outside Blenheim Palace.

A number of protests against his visit are taking place.

Khan earlier urged Londoners to keep Friday's main protest "peaceful and good-spirited", saying the message went broader than Trump. "I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism", he said.

London endured four terrorists attacks in 2017.

For supporters, Trump and Brexit offer the prospect of breaking free from what they see as obsolete institutions and rules. "I'm a very stable genius".

The NATO communique says that two-thirds of countries have plans to meet the spending target by 2024, and that, "all Allies have started to increase the amount they spend on defence in real terms".

Trump blamed the city's woes on immigration, and said it was a "shame" Europe was letting in so many migrants.

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