UPDATED 5:07 PM PT — Fri. Nov. 9, 2018
President Trump is firing back at his French counterpart, after he suggested Europe should build a military to protect itself from the U.S.
Te president and the first lady arrived in Paris Friday, to take part in Armistice Day celebrations on Sunday.
He’s expected to meet with leader Emmanuel Macron Saturday, to discuss a range of issues including trade.
But the talks may be tense after the president took to Twitter and called it ‘very insulting’ for Macron to suggest a military may be needed to protect Europe from the U.S., China and Russia.
President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
He added instead of building a military, Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO costs noting the U.S. pays far more than any other member.