Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Amb. Grenell: Trump Using Dual-Track Approach to Russian Federation

Amb. Grenell: Trump Using Dual-Track Approach to Russian Federation

And the U.S. presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton visited Russia on June 27, said in Moscow that "this (the recognition of the Crimea part of the Russian Federation - approx. ed.) is not the position of the United States".

In 2014, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members pledged to spend at least 2 percent of economic output on defense by 2024.

"It does concern me", the Arizona senator told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday.

"Trust me, we'll be just fine", Trump said. That would strengthen Putin in Russian Federation and beyond - at the expense of the USA, its western allies and the put-upon peoples of Ukraine and Syria.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.

Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We all have to remember that we are now facing major threats by Russian Federation", the former Texas Republican senator told reporters.

Diplomats are quoted as predicting that Trump will threaten to pull United States troops out of Ukraine, and ultimately out of Europe in general over the spending demands. USA officials said the two sides this time would be discussing Russian election meddling, Russia's incursions in the Ukraine and involvement in Syria.

In some ways, Russian Federation remains the pre-eminent threat to USA national security.

According to Pew Research Data, more than 60,000 USA troops are now stationed in Europe, including 35,000 in Germany, 12,000 in Italy, 8,500 in Britain, and 3,300 in Spain, with thousands more rotating into other European countries as needed. Buried in the Post's article, mostly about Trump's relationship with American allies, are two incredibly troubling paragraphs, based off of claims made by senior White House officials. The march organizers oppose more military spending.

Asked whether Trump shared his sharper perspective, Huntsman said, "The president will drive the discussion on malign activity and election meddling". They'll have to, as always, hastily craft policies for whatever the boss might agree to - or reject - in Europe.

The two ambassadors laid out a preliminary schedule for Trump's travels.

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