NATO summit day 1: Nobody is taking Trump seriously anymore

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    President Donald Trump entered the NATO summit triumphant, claiming credit for large structural changes in the alliance's defense spending.

    But his first day turned out to encompass one embarrassment after another, with multiple world leaders openly sparring with him and appearing to mock him behind his back — suggesting that nobody is bothering to take him seriously anymore.

    Shortly before meeting other Western leaders in London on Tuesday, Trump claimed credit for NATO reducing the US government's contributions to the group and increasing those from other allies.

    Though this plan had been in place since 2014 — when Barack Obama was president — Trump took it as a personal victory because he had long railed against what he perceived as the US's outsize contribution to the defense allian ...



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