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President Donald Trump scrambled during the last day of talks at the NATO summit in Brussels, skipping meetings with at least two world leaders and prompting an emergency budget meeting.
During a rare news conference, Trump also reaffirmed American support for the international alliance and called relations between the countries "very strong."
The president has alarmed some of America's closest allies by aggressively calling for NATO countries to contribute more to their military budgets and accusing Germany of being held captive by Russian energy.
President Donald Trump scrambled during the last day of talks at the NATO summit in Brussels, skipping meetings with at least two world leaders and prompting an emergency budget meeting before reaffirming his support for the international alliance at a news conference.
During a meeting with Georgia and Ukraine — two nations that hope to join NATO — Trump turned conversation to his spending concerns, which caused the secretary general to call an emergency budget meeting, according to The New York Times. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un 'is a terrorist'See Also:White House claims John Kelly looked 'displeased' at NATO summit because 'because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese'Trump claims to have a 'very, very good relationship' with Merkel after he insulted Germany to its face and said Russia controlled itOne amazing photo with Trump and NATO leaders says it allSEE ALSO: Fox News host Howard Kurtz criticizes his network for 'barely' covering Scott Pruitt's resignation
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