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Trump's advisers reportedly pulled a fast one on him to prevent another international blow-up at the NATO summit

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Trump's advisers reportedly pulled a fast one on him to prevent another international blow-up at the NATO summit

German Federal Government/Jesco Denzel via Associated Press
Ahead of the NATO summit in July, President Donald Trump's advisers were worried about another clash like the one that took place at the G7 in early June.
To head off a potential showdown, White House advisers pushed NATO officials to finish a final agreement before the summit even began.
Trump was only shown a broad outline of the directive, rather than the full text, which o fficials on both sides of the Atlantic praised.
Just weeks after a G7 summit that was described as a "burning tire fire" and ended with President Donald Trump refusing to sign a communique negotiated by leaders there, Trump's advisers faced another international summit with a group for which the president had clear disdain: NATO.
Seeking to avoid another international imbroglio, Trump's advisers looked for away to prevent him from upending the formal agreement that usually comes after intense, down-to-the-wire talks among members of the alliance. See the rest of the story at...

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