President Trump Abroad

Today, President Trump is set to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting with the heads of State and Government in London.

Various other nations and their leaders are represented, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Queen Elizabeth.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the top areas of focus for the United States in the various NATO meetings occurring this week. Secretary Pompeo stressed the need to secure 5G networks, as he notes that European countries should not give control of their infrastructure to Chinese tech giants.

In past NATO meetings, President Trump has successfully gotten the NATO countries to increase their new defense spending by $100 billion since 2016.

In the two-day high-profile meeting, the nations will discuss the role of China and Russia and each country's role in defense. President Trump may be questioned about his latest comment regarding trade with China. The president recently announced that any trade with China may be pushed to after the 2020 election, which has stirred discussions in the markets and could be a topic of discussion at the conference.

The Trump administration has also mentioned the idea to import tariffs of up to 100% on $2.4 billion worth of French imports.

The NATO conference will hopefully accomplish productive discussions and action plans between the various nations.
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