BBC News: Trump UK Visit (TOTH Opening) 12th July 2018

BBC News: Trump UK Visit (TOTH Opening) 12th July 2018


[Music] this is BBC news I’m Anita McVeigh at Regent Park in central London where President Trump will be arriving in probably just over an hour’s time the headlines at midday President Trump says NATO allies have agreed to substantially increase the amount they commit to defense spending after heated talks in Brussels the United States was paying for anywhere from 70 to 90 percent of it depending on the way you calculate that’s not fair [Music] Donald Trump will leave Brussels and head to the UK for his first visit here since becoming US president and across the UK extra security has been put in place as demonstrations are expected in protest at his visit I’m Carol Walker the other main stories developing this morning the government’s about to publish its long-awaited brexit blueprint outlining its stance on the UK’s future relationship with the EU [Music] [Applause] [Music] England fans don’t look back in anger as 26 and a half million people watched the Three Lions World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia think a lot of us thought we’d go out maybe quarters but now I’m really proud of the team how they performed why they fight the always armed believe I’ve never seen England ever [Music] [Music] yes and welcome to Brussels welcome to NATO’s gleaming new headquarters a new building and it has to be said a whole new spirit here at the at the heart of the world’s was regarded as the world’s most successful military alliance day two has now moved into another extraordinary turn of events just when the view among delegates and the press here thought that the summit was winding down suddenly it shot up with a bolt of electricity as rumors and reports spread that President Trump was threatening to pull out of this alliance implicitly saying we could go our own way if his NATO allies did not immediately meet that 2% of defense spending that he says all his NATO partners must meet now he’s just concluded a press conference in which he to use his word said he’s satisfied with a new level of spirit in the room let’s just listen to a little about what he had to say I told people that I’d be very unhappy if they didn’t up their commitments very substantially because the United States has been paying a tremendous amount of probably 90% of the cost of NATO and now people are going

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