Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019

Queen to host Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace AGAIN – US President to visit in December | World | News

The event is due to take place on Tuesday December 3 with further details expected to be announced in due course. Others leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, are also expected to attend.  Mr Trump has made his views clear about the alliance and has described it as “obsolete and disproportionately too expensive (and unfair) for the US”.

The US President has demanded that the members of Nato spend more on defence.

In July 2018, for example, Trump tweeted: “Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russia.

“They pay only a fraction of their cost. The U.S. pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe, and loses Big on Trade!”

Following the state banquet for President Trump in June, he called her a “spectacular woman”.

Nato, which stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, was established in Washington on April 4 1949.

Last week the Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte said the EU needs the US for protection against China and Russia.

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He said that the EU needed to increase funds to keep Nato going due to the growing threats coming from China and Russia.

Mr Rutte said: “We cannot guarantee our own security.

“We do not like it, but the time when Europe could hide under the US security umbrella for a tiny amount of money is over.

“Almost three-quarters of all Dutch people consider NATO membership to be important for our security.”

“There are those that say they have never seen the Queen have a better time, a more animated time.

“We had a period we were talking solid straight, I didn’t even know who the other people at the table were, never spoke to them. We just had a great time together.”

It was reported that the Queen jokes that Mr Trump’s helicopter “ruined” the Queen’s lawn when he visited in June.

On the first day of the visit in June, President Trump along with his wife Melania, landed in their helicopter, Marine One in front of Buckingham Palace.

Mr Trump’s UK state visit came at a cost of £3.5 million to the Met Police and more than 6,300 police officers were deployed.

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against the US president before he attended a D-day commemoration service in Portsmouth.

However, the US president dismissed the protests as “fake news”.

The president’s first official state visit to the UK began on 3 June and included a state banquet with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

He also spent two nights in Ireland.

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