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Trump appears to shove prime minister at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

02 June 2017

Trump's public scolding was all the more remarkable given the fact that he has actually backed away from some of his most provocative comments on foreign policy issues since taking office.

According to the Associated Press, "President Donald Trump said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be stronger because member countries have increased payments "considerably" and that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries do not pay the USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly". He says the final document reflects that other countries respect the USA decision to take more time before making a final decision. But some of the trust that fuels such meetings was undermined by a leak of British intelligence in the Manchester attack blamed on a US official, annoying British officials.

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During a press conference in Brussels, the prime minister says he didn't take any offense and shrugged it off. "I want to tell you that it is natural for the president of the United States to be in the first row". He said unity must be found around values like freedom and human rights and dignity.