Can President Trump Expect A Chilly Reception At NATO Summit?

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:54pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:05pm
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President Donald Trump meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Feb. 13, 2018.

President Donald Trump was on his way to Brussels to attend a NATO Summit on Tuesday morning, but it's not shaping up to be a routine meeting of allies.

Trump famously called the alliance “obsolete” during the 2016 election and has recently hammered on European allies to pay more for defense spending.

NATO was founded during the Cold War era as an alliance of 29 countries to work as a military counterbalance to Russia. But just after the summit meeting this week, President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

All of this could mean the president is in for a chilly reception in Brussels, and to preview what can be expected, The Show got a hold of Stephen Flanagan, the senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation who has also served for several U.S. presidents.

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