During the NATO summit in London, President Donald Trump asked French President Emmanuel Macron if his government would take care of the French ex-combatants captured during the defeated ISIS army.
President Macron did not respond directly, but evaded the issue by saying that the combatants were not the main problem, to which President Trump said, “That is one of the greatest non-answers I have ever heard, ” provoking laughter from those present.
President Trump talked about the issue of the large number of prisoners resulting from the war against ISIS, mainly of European origin, from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
It is noteworthy the attitude of the French president who did not address President Trump while responding, did not even look at him and showed a tense attitude and not diplomatic at all.
Previously, President Macron had said that NATO had suffered a “brain death,” a comment that President Trump described as “very nasty,” according to Global News.
“Sometimes he’ll say things that he shouldn’t say,” President Trump said. “Sometimes I think he does things that are counterproductive for his own country,” he added.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has brought together 29 countries since 1949, and on its 70th anniversary the president criticized the other members who do not make the agreed economic contribution.
The agreement states that they must allocate 2% of GDP to their national defense budgets by 2024, although President Trump proposed 4%.