Trump Calls U.S. Ties to NATO ‘Very Strong’: Live Updates


• President Trump is on a seven-day, three-nation European trip — to Belgium, Britain and then Finland for talks with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — that highlights the ways he has utterly transformed United States foreign policy.

• Mr. Trump said that the allies had agreed to his demand for a significant increase in military spending, but offered no specifics. The alliance, he said, is “very unified, very strong, no problem.”

• Mr. Trump signed a joint statement that largely reaffirmed existing NATO commitments, and that was at odds with some of his own statements.

• On the final day of the NATO talks, Mr. Trump turned a heads-of-state meeting with Georgia and Ukraine into an argument about spending, prompting an emergency budget meeting.• The New York Times has live coverage from Brussels throughout the meeting, from our White House reporters and European correspondents.