Trump EU army blast

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Alan Selby

DONALD Trump and Em­manuel Macron clashed in Paris af­ter the French pres­i­dent said the EU needed its own army.

The US pres­i­dent tweeted to say the idea was “very in­sult­ing” and that the con­ti­nent should “pay its fair share to NATO”.

Macron tried to defuse the row yes­ter­day, hail­ing the “great sol­i­dar­ity” of the two coun­tries.

An official said the pair held a “very con­struc­tive” meet­ing and that Trump said: “I think we are much closer than it seems.”

The US Pres­i­dent is in the French cap­i­tal for events com­mem­o­rat­ing 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Mean­while EU chief Donald Tusk blasted Mr Trump, say­ing: “For the first time we have an Amer­i­can ad­min­is­tra­tion that is not en­thu­si­as­tic about a united and strong Europe.”

CLASH: Donald Trump

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