July 10, 2018 / 7:09 PM / in 3 months

McConnell says not worried about Trump withdrawing U.S. from NATO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday said he was not worried that President Donald Trump will withdraw the country from NATO, as Trump, who has a history of fiercely criticizing and occasionally scrapping international agreements, travelled to a major summit of NATO members.

Police officers are seen near the tarmac before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Summit, at Brussels Military Airport in Melsbroek, Belgium July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

McConnell also said “there is nothing inherently wrong” about Trump meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin while he is in Europe. The two leaders plan to meet alone, without any extra staff.

Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by James Dalgleish

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