Trump in London for two-day Nato summit

 

Donald Trump has arrived in London for a two-day summit with Nato leaders and a full day of meetings scheduled with the likes of Jens Stoltenberg, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau in the British capital before he attends evening receptions with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Boris Johnson at Downing Street.

 

Trump is currently holding an after breakfast press conference with the transatlantic alliance’s secretary general Stoltenberg at Winfield House, the US ambassador’s residence in London, and is hitting many of his favourite themes: dimissing the impeachment inquiry back in DC as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt” as well as taking particular issue with President Macron’s assessment of Nato as a “brain-dead” organisation, branding the comment “very insulting”.

 

Trump also said that France needs Nato more than any other nation and that the United States benefits least, also saying that the country is “not doing well economically” and defending his own plans for Paris: “We’re taxing their wines and everything else.”

 

He’s also touched on everything from his secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s immediate future to North Korea.

 

Trump also said the US has no designs on the NHS.

 

Here’s our political editor Andrew Woodcock on his arrival.

 






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