Trump slams Macron for 'insulting' plan to build up Europe's military
Donald Trump has criticised French President Emmanuel Macron for an “insulting” proposal to build up Europe’s military to counter the US, China and Russia.
The US president tweeted after arriving in Paris ahead of an international commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War.
He planned to meet Mr Macron on Saturday for talks on topics expected to include European security, Syria and Iran.
As he arrived, he tweeted that Mr Macron “has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of Nato, which the US subsidises greatly!”