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Working with U.S. President Joe Biden feels more natural than collaborating with his predecessor, Donald Trump, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said to reporters gathered at the NATO summit on Monday. "Of course that was a bit inconvenient at times."

Rutte said he found Trump's criticism of spending levels to be "justified" and understandable at a summit in December 2019.

"In the end, we were able to work closely together and maintain a good relationship," Rutte said about Trump. But "of course it was a bit embarrassing at times," he admitted.

Rutte once again insisted that the transatlantic alliance is also very much in the interest of the United States. "You will see that today we will reaffirm our joint commitment to NATO," he stated.

Dutch PM Rutte an Advocate of Thatcherism

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 08:51:26 PM EST
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