During NATO meeting in UK, US President Trump has lashed out on French counterpart’s President Macron’s after remark on NATO.
United State President Donald Trump has entered a war of words between his French and Turkish counterparts, saying Emmanuel Macron’s remark that NATO was brain dead was “very, very nasty” and “disrespectful”.
President Macron made the comment in a November 7 interview with The Economist, as he criticised a lack of coordination between NATO members over Turkey’s recentoperationin Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later responded, challengin Macron to check his own “brain death”.
President Trump, speaking to reporters in London on Tuesday alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said Macron’s assessment of the military alliance was “insulting to a lot of different forces”.
“It’s a tough statement, though, when you make a statement like that, that is a very, very nasty statement to essentially 28, including them, 28 countries,” he said.
Meanwhile, Trump also said he would not allow France to take advantage of American companies after a US government investigation found France’s new digital services tax would harm US technology companies.