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Trump Turns Against Macron and His ‘Very Nasty’ Attack on NATO

Dec. 3, 2019, 11:17 AM

Donald Trump, once the primary critic of NATO, blasted France’s Emmanuel Macron for his “very insulting” comments about the military alliance that’s celebrating its 70th anniversary in London.

The full-throttled attack came on Tuesday, hours before the two leaders were scheduled to meet face-to-face in London.

The U.S. president, who in the past has expressed admiration for the French leader, said Macron was “very disrespectful” when he warned recently of the “brain death” of NATO. The remarks were “very dangerous” and Trump said he could even envision France “breaking off.”

Emmanuel Macron in Montpellier, France, on Dec. 3.

“NATO serves a great purpose,” the U.S. president...

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