From the beginning of his time in office Donald Trump has knocked NATO….
The guy does NOT like anything that doesn’t have the United States as the sole head of the table….
Defense Sec Mattis has been able to keep things together with the organization for the last year and half….
He’s gonna have his skills tested in a month when Trump shows up at NATO leaders meeting in Belgium on July 12 ….
Ah, look for Trump to do more lobbying for Russia….
You’ve already read a hundred stories about President Trump’s clashes with some of America’s closest allies at the G7 summit in Canada. But we’ve got new details from his private conversations with heads of state that have put some of these leaders on edge leading into next month’s NATO summit.
What we’re hearing: In one extraordinary riff during his meeting with the G7 heads of state earlier this month in Quebec, Trump told the other leaders: “NATO is as bad as NAFTA.” An official read this quote to me from notes transcribed from the private meeting.