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Meetings, protests await Trump in Europe

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/10/18, 01:31 pm

President Donald Trump headed to Europe Tuesday for a seven-day trip that will conclude with a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. First on the agenda is a two-day NATO summit in Brussels. At last year’s summit, Trump rebuked allies for leaving the United States to cover more than 71 percent of NATO’s defense costs. Only four countries had met the goal of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. After the summit, Trump will stop briefly in London to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. A two-day summit in Helsinki, Finland, kicks off the following week with the meeting between Trump and Putin. Anti-Trump protesters gathered in Belgium last Saturday, and more protests are planned in London, where a 20-foot tall “Trump Baby” helium balloon will accompany crowds. Protests are also planned in Scotland and Finland. Trump will return to Washington, D.C., July 16.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 02:12 pm

    Thank you, Mr. President, for calling our allies to account for failing to live up to their commitments. Been a long time since we’ve had a President who was willing to do that. 

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 10:03 pm

    Riots broke out and thousands of protesters took to the streets of Europe in the 1980's against Ronald Reagan.  In New York almost a million protested against him.  Yet the Berlin wall came down and the Soviet union retreated.  How is it that people who say they are for peace are the ones fighting against peace?  And how do they get away with it?