NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) directs U.S President Donald Trump who takes his place as NATO member leaders gather before the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

“This world order, the traditional liberal world order, is more or less undermined, really, or looks injured,” Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the United States, told Politico’s “Off Message” podcast in an episode that aired Monday. “Where [is] the United States? I think it’s impossible to move on without America, and I think also that the United States really can’t let the world move on.”
Trump’s first visit with his European counterparts left E.U. countries with a lot more questions than answers in terms of how to interpret the transatlantic relationship. As he had done throughout his campaign, he called out NATO partners for not spending more on collective defense. He also ruffled some feathers, shoving aside the prime minister of Montenegro during a visit to NATO headquarters. 

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