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Trump says Putin meeting 'may be the easiest of them all'

10 July 2018

Trump has insisted that he will be "totally prepared" for the summit with Putin, saying that he "might even end up having a good relationship" with the Russian strongman.

The U.S.is spending many times more than any other country in order to protect them", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, adding: "Not fair to the U.S. taxpayer. "This is unfair, nor is is acceptable".

Experts fear the trip could produce a repeat of the dynamics from Trump's last trip overseas, when he admonished G-7 allied nations at a summit in Canada before heading to Singapore, where he showered praise on one of America's longest-standing adversaries, North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

Asked if Mrs May would "remain in power" he said: "That's up to the people".

If Putin and Trump agree to restore the full complement of diplomatic staff, it would be the symbol of a new start, Reuters said.

"The UK has a situation that's been going on for a long time".

The U.S. has been seeking an increased commitment by alliance members to increase defense spending.

In direct costs, the USA now pays about 22 percent of NATO's "principal budgets" that are funded by all alliance members based on a cost-sharing formula that factors in the gross national income of each country. On the European migrant problem, the United States has been of zero help under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Of course, deploying North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Central Europe and making other preparations for possible conflict are also useful for reassuring allies of the indispensable American commitment, but they essentially serve as a tripwire and are ancillary to USA fealty to Article 5. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!"

Trump's visit is expected to attract large protests in London and elsewhere in Britain. Then's he's off to Britain to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II before heading to Scotland.

Woody Johnson, Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom, said the president is aware of the planned protests but insisted that Trump "appreciates free speech" in both countries.

The meeting will be closely watched to see whether Trump will rebuke or embrace Putin, who has repeatedly denied the allegations of election meddling, in spite of evidence to the contrary. Only Trump's ratifying this United States commitment will get the Russian leader's full attention and reduce any belief Putin may have that he can manipulate Trump to betray Western interests.

"Russia should be in this meeting", Trump said in June. Trump has dismissed those probes as nothing but a "witch hunt".

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia described Trump's desire to make nice with Russian Federation as "very problematic".

Trump says Putin meeting 'may be the easiest of them all'