Mr Trump, who landed in Belgium during the middle of the football-mad nation's World Cup semi-final match, will later head to London, where Prime Minister Theresa May's government is in turmoil over her plans for exiting the European Union.
On NATO's old foe Russian Federation, the administration has sent mixed messages by intensifying a USA military build-up in Europe while railing against fellow NATO members on defense spending and failing to coordinate on new sanctions on Moscow in 2017.
Johnson, the face of Brexit for many British voters, said in his resignation letter that May was proposing a "semi-Brexit". Hill sought to place Trump's policy decisions into a coherent whole, they said. "I've said that many times for many years".
Commenting on Kommersant's report, Peskov said that the exchange of declaration blueprints ahead of major summits is common diplomatic practice.
"I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, getting along with others is a good thing, not a bad thing", Trump said.
"We do have a lot of allies, but we can't be taken advantage of", he said. The NATO chief said that the Europeans and Canada are projected to spend around US$266 billion more on defence by 2024. ("It's not us", Putin has told Trump, according to an American source, summarizing his message, "it's the subordinates fighting against our friendship.") Trump has also reportedly expressed to Putin his desire for better relations, and called the advisers who tried to prevent him from congratulating the strongman on his reelection "stupid people".
Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England
He added that he would have retired as professional footballer earlier if not for the World Cup and now plans to become a coach. There have even been calls for Modric to win the Ballon d'Or award, given to the best player in a calendar year.
Defense spending among the 29 nations belonging to the transatlantic military alliance increased to an estimated 2.42% of gross domestic product (GDP), up from 2.4% in 2016, the organization said earlier this year.
Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will continue with a stop in Scotland before ending with a sit-down in Helsinki with Putin.
"Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many", he added, before reminding Trump that European troops had fought alongside Americans in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
But he also acknowledged that Trump is right on spending, saying "dear Europe, spend more on your defence, because everyone respects an ally that is well-prepared and equipped".
Unwavering support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has been a basic tenet of USA foreign policy since the alliance was founded in 1949, but, as Trump's emerging trade tariff war with Europe shows, the president has no qualms about upending conventional thinking on major worldwide issues.
"We do have a lot of allies, but we can not be taken advantage of".