Officials had been awaiting the first meeting as an indicator of Mr Trump's mood and they soon had their answer.
Trump did not say 70 to 90 percent of what.
"There is a communiqué that was published yesterday. He generally dislikes the Alliance and Allied solidarity, the very principle of an alliance and mulitlareral frameworks", she said. Later, he took to Twitter to demand that member countries get to 2 percent "IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025".
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called an emergency session of all 29 allies to address Trump's demands, and the USA leader said his hectoring had paid off.
The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the United States pays more than others. Allies will deliver on fairer burden-sharing, he said, pointing out that European Allies and Canada are expected to spend an extra $266 billion on defence between now and 2024.
There probably wasn't a single, unified metric that would make sense for each country, he said. I dont know if that's what they voted for.
Asked about pressures on countries with weaker finances, he said, "We have many wealthy countries with us today but we have some that aren't so wealthy and they did ask me if they could buy the military equipment, and could I help them out, and we will help them out a little bit", he told a news conference.
Thailand cave: Museum and movie in the works for Tham Luang Although parents of the first eight boys rescued were able to see their sons, they had to stand six feet away from the children. Narongsak said about half of the 13 foreign divers on the crack team of 18 who rescued the boys were British.
Trump's comments came in a wide-ranging news conference after attending a special meeting on defense spending.
But coming a few days before he is to meet President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Trump's critical stance toward the allies intensified attention on longstanding concerns by the United States about the willingness of Europe to shoulder its share of the financial burden for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Ahead of his Monday meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump called the Russian president a "competitor" when asked if he considered Putin a friend or a foe.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona wants Trump to tell Putin his invasion and occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine is "illegal" and his activities in Syria are "detrimental".
'Giuseppe, who I got to know quite well over the last month and a half, he won his election because of strong immigration policies on Italy, ' Trump said.
"I believe only one thing: the communique we have approved, the strategy we defend and the seriousness we have, because it is the security of our people we are talking about".
It was the most recent in a series of demands and insults that critics fear will undermine the decades-old alliance, coming days before Trump sits down with Putin at the conclusion of his closely watched European trip. "There is a great collegial atmosphere in that room, that I don't think they've had for many years".
The last, iconic sauropods had the benefit of a long history of evolutionary innovation in this regard, said Dr Apaldetti. It was at least twice as large as the other plant-eaters that shared the warm, savannah environment it inhabited.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte holding onto their father Prince William \'s hands as they leave the chapel. According to the site, she also wore matching Manolo Blahnik suede pumps and a hat from Stephen Jones Millinery.
Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman stepped down in May, said a big club like Arsenal should always remain open to new signings but insisted he is happy with the squad he has available.
The US Embassy has warned American citizens to keep a low profile during the visit in case protests turn violent. But Drew, an American student who lives here in the United Kingdom , won't be among the demonstrators.
The American star faces German 13th seed Julia Goerges on Thursday hoping to book a 10th final appearance at the All England Club. Williams, relieved, stood on the baseline, smiling and fist-pumping, before meeting Goerges for handshakes at the net.
The company has been showing off its "Creator Edition" product, a set of goggles and a portable, wearable computer to power them. And, the handheld controller will give users force control and haptic feedback, and allow for six degrees of freedom.
The remainder of the trip will see the President in Scotland where will enjoy a weekend of golf at his Turnberry resort. The trek, coming more than a year and a half into his presidency, does not have the trappings of a state visit.
Perhaps instead, he said, their money is best spent on tried and true products: Fruits and vegetables are good for our heart.. Eduardo Sanchez, the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention, told NBC News.
The song, which debuted in 2004, came out during a different Republican administration, that of former President George W. In related news, fans were able to bring back Green Day's " American Idiot " back in charts.
Explosion rocks Wisconsin town in US, at least 3 hurt
Multiple videos from the area show that the explosion turned a section of Sun Prairie into a smoldering, burning hazard area. He said the building across from his shop "literally lifted up". "People were scrambling", Owen said, according to Fox 6 .
All 11 rescued from crashed plane on Prince of Wales
A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths. Initial reports are the plane went down about 2,000 feet up a mountain in rocky, tree-covered terrain.
Chelsea winger Kenedy set to return on loan
Kenedy joined Chelsea almost three years ago from Brazilian side Fluminense, but has played just 27 times for the club . If the move goes through, Kenedy will once again be looking to play on a regular basis under Benitez at Newcastle.
Wimbledon 2018 -- Angelique Kerber advances to final
The 29-year-old had served more aces (44) and hit more winners (199) than any other player in the first five rounds. Williams is also chasing the chance to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams singles titles.
Amazon India prepares for its most anticipated event yet
Now, shoppers are being enticed to make some purchases at both Whole Foods and Amazon .com over the next few days. What to expect from Prime Day 2018? A woman uses an Amazon Fire TV in an undated marketing image from Amazon .
Sarri identifies five signings for Chelsea
The contract is worth £5.3million a year and has the option of a further year, according to the Daily Express . Asked if he thinks Sarri will end up at Chelsea , De Laurentiis added, "I do not know".
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