Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, second from right, appears to be pushed by US President Donald Trump as they were given a tour of NATO's new headquarters in Brussels.
Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, second from right, appears to be pushed by US President Donald Trump as they were given a tour of NATO's new headquarters in Brussels.

Trump's NATO push gets shoved on social media

DONALD Trump has been ridiculed on social media for appearing to push Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way to get to the front of a group of NATO leaders.

Video shows Mr Trump placing his right hand on Mr Markovic's arm and pushing himself ahead in the pack.

It got the attention of the other leaders, who watched as Mr Trump adjusted his jacket with a seemingly smug smile on his face after the incident.

Mr Markovic did not make any comment.

Mr Trump has not hid his disdain for NATO, which he says is "obsolete” because it is not "taking care of terror”.

In an address to other NATO leaders in Brussels yesterday, he lectured them on needing to "finally contribute their fair share” in the alliance.

Mr Trump said 23 of the 28 member nations were not paying what they should and it was "not fair” to the people of the US.

"Many of these countries owe massive amounts of money from past years,” he said, adding that the target they had committed to - 2% of each country's GDP to be spent on defence - was merely "the bare minimum”.

Disappointingly for officials in Europe, the President failed to offer a public endorsement of NATO's mutual defence doctrine at the ceremony, saying only that he stood with his NATO allies.

The media pool reports that Mr Trump and the other NATO leaders subsequently "ignored one another during a 'family photo op'.”



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