"Dear America, appreciate your allies". "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, is a good thing".
The last time Donald Trump met with the US's allies, he left them reeling.
Germany, Europe's largest economy, now spends 1.24% of GDP on defence.
"Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many", Tusk said, before reminding Trump that European troops had fought alongside Americans in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
"Disparaging long-standing allies at the same time as talking up the country that has wantonly seized territory and redrawn Europe's borders by military force for the first time since World War Two is disconcerting to say the least", said Boudreau. However, several, such as Poland and France are close to the mark.
European officials say while USA defence spending makes up 70 percent of combined allied governments' military budgets, just 15 percent of United States expenditure is spent in Europe on NATO-related defence.
Tusk also dismissed the USA president's accusation that "the U.S. alone protects Europe against its enemies and the United States is nearly alone in this struggle".
"We'll see how that goes", he said of the summit with Putin to be held in Helsinki on Monday.
Still, key allies Britain and Italy have their own beefs with Europe's leaders in Brussels, and they will more warmly embrace the tough-talking American president.
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday in a message to Trump that "it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem".
He said that of the high-stakes meetings of his trip, "Putin may be the easiest of them all".
"He is going to have a strong and good summit of allies where we talk frankly, but we are together on the big issues and that's a position of strength going to talk with Vladimir Putin", the ambassador said. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable.
The United Kingdom, with its eye on Brexit, is most likely to side with Mr. Trump, said Michael C. Desch, director of the Notre Dame International Security Center.
Italy's new populist government lines up squarely with Mr. Trump on a range of issues, including a firm stance to stop the mass immigration that is vexing Europe.
Still they're trying, mostly, to be hospitable this week. Who would think? Who would think?
"The UK has itself on a number of occasions urged everybody to work towards meeting that 2% target, which we of course do meet and exceed". He said in a Twitter post that a trade deficit with the European Union "makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe. and then they want us to happily defend them through North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and nicely pay for it". But we can not be taken advantage of.
"Our summit comes at a time when some are questioning the strength of the transatlantic bond and I would not be surprised if we have robust discussions at the summit, including on defense spending", Stoltenberg told reporters Tuesday.
Last month, the United States raised fears of a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU, Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies.
Didier Deschamp's men overcame a gifted Belgian team, dubbed the "golden generation" for the talents at its disposal. France , the 1998 champions, will face either England or Croatia in Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
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Trump could also choose to nominate Wheeler himself, although he said last week that he wasn't gunning for the job . Scott Pruitt , Trump's exceedingly corrupt chief of the Environmental Protection Agency , has resigned .
Portugal will take part in the inaugural UEFA Nations League later this year, beginning against Italy in September. Uruguay was tight in defence, and they had only six shots on target in their previous three group matches.
After some well-earned downtime following the battling win over Sweden to secure a place in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, it was back to work for Gareth Southgate's squad in Repino.
Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November, 4 or face financial consequences. Several major firms - including France's Total and Peugeot, and Russia's Lukoil - have said they are preparing to leave.
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