U.S. President Donald Trump has declared NATO a “fine-tuned machine” in an impromptu news conference at the conclusion of his participation in a contentious NATO summit where he had earlier questioned the utility of the alliance.
Trump had earlier harshly criticized some of the United States’ closest allies for not paying more into the alliance.
The U.S. President said he intends to talk to Putin about its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
“He is not my enemy and, hopefully someday, maybe he will be a friend. It could happen,” Trump said.