President Trump continued with his trip and planned visits to parts of Europe as h prepared to meet President Vladimir Putin.
It was believed that Trump would bring up the matter of Russian meddling with Putin who had already denied any interference.
Trump had been disappointing according to some at home in the U.S. Leading Democrats believed that Trump was wrong in his handling of International matters.
John McCain also felt that Trump was a letdown and issued a statement.
“There is little use in parsing the President’s misstatements and bluster, except to say that they are the words of one man. Americans, and their Congress, still believe in the transatlantic alliance and [NATO], and it is clear that our allies still believe in us as well,” McCain said.
Most worrisome was his behavior during the NATO meeting. He then claimed that NATO would increase their budget in regards to their military prowess.
However President of France, Emmanuel Macron denied that what Trump said was true.
No We Won’t
This was another move by Trump that was considered disheartening to some as he said one thing and others spoke differently. He said he told leaders he was “extremely unhappy.”
“Tremendous progress has been made. Everyone’s agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they’ve never thought of before,” Trump said.
“There is a communiqué that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed,” Macron said. He made mention of the article being posted in the Associate Press.
“It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. That’s all,” he added. “President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO.”
Trump was asked about talking to Putin about Russia meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.
“What am I gonna do? He may deny it,” Trump said. “It’s one of those things. All I can say is: ‘Did you?’ And “Don’t do it again.”
The President was set to meet the very man he accused Germany of being captive to during the NATO meeting.
“It is up to President Trump to hold Putin accountable for his actions during the meeting in Helsinki. Failure to do so would be a serious indictment of his stewardship of American leadership in the World,” McCain said.
Trump was a worrying concern for those who wanted him to represent the U.S. in a more dignified manner.
It was the hope of McCain that Trump would deal with Putin in a matter that suited the security of Americans.