Trump continues attacks on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations during 2nd day of summit

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Fresh from sending North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into crisis talks and ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, Trump shocked Britain's political establishment when he criticized May's plans for ties with the European Union after Britain leaves in March.

His trip has barely begun and Donald Trump has already delivered a blow to Theresa May with an interview laden with digs and a warning that the United Kingdom might not get a deal with the USA if it presses forward with the plan hammered out by the Prime Minister.

The tough rhetoric against a core ally comes just days before Trump is set to meet one-on-one with Putin in Finland.

Later in the press conference at the prime minister's country residence, Chequers, Mr Trump verbally sparred with the Sun reporter who had interviewed him, Tom Newton Dunn.

Trump also singled out Germany and its chancellor Angela Merkel for criticism, a day after saying Berlin had become a "captive of Russia" because of a gas pipeline deal and should be paying more for defense.

"We record when we deal with reporters, it's called fake news and we solve a lot of problems with the good old recording instrument".

"When we leave the European Union we will begin to chart a new course for Britain in the world and our global alliances will be stronger than ever", May said ahead of Trump's visit.

At the same location a week ago, May finally won agreement for her Brexit plans from her cabinet after two years of tortuous internal wrangling. "He's been saying very good things about me as president".

Another wrote: "I think I can hear Dusty singing "The Look of Love". "I hope you have no doubt this is an investment in our security, which can not be said with confidence about Russian & Chinese spending".

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He repeated the falsehood during a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

But he also said "this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job and I mean that". I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

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". "We spoke for an hour, an hour and a half; it was really something", Trump said.

In the interview, Trump also said that Boris Johnson, former Foreign Secretary and potential leadership challenger to May, would make a "great prime minister", adding "I think he's got what it takes". I haven't been there in a long time.

Trump said Khan had done "a bad job" on terrorism and crime in the capital.

Before his meeting with May, Trump had already dismayed her team by breaching diplomatic protocol and criticizing her handling of Brexit negotiations in his interview with the Sun.

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Trump turned a harsh spotlight on Germany's own ties to Russian Federation, declaring Wednesday that a natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel's government "totally controlled" and "captive" to Russian Federation.

At the centre of the demonstration is the giant six-metre-high balloon, which was cleared by the London mayor's office to fly over the centre of the city.

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