3 July 2018 – President Trump warned allies including Germany, Belgium, Norway and Canada that the U.S. is losing patience with their failure to meet security obligations shared by NATO. In a series of sharply worded letters, which went out last month, Mr. Trump seemed to suggest that the U.S. might adjust its military presence around the world if its allies did not step up and spend more for their own security. Above, Mr. Trump with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands.
The letters are the latest sign of acrimony between Mr. Trump and American allies as he heads to a NATO summit meeting next week. New York Times