Donald kicks off NATO meetings in London by unloading on Emanuel Macron

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Donald kicks off NATO meetings in London by unloading on Emanuel Macron for his 'brain dead' comment on alliance – then says France is having a 'rough' year and brandishes tax on wine spoke at his first meeting during NATO's 70th year He touted nations boosting military spending Attacked France's Macron for saying NATO was acting 'brain dead'  'It's very disrespectful' Said France was having a 'rough year,' brought up yellow vest protests, and invoked U.S. tariffs Also brought up Turkey's slap-back at Macron 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com In London

Published: 10:00 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 10:13 GMT, 3 December 2019

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President Donald kicked off his diplomatic meetings with NATO members by blasting French President Emanuel Macron for his own comments that the alliance was becoming 'brain dead.' 

Macron in an interview said NATO suffered a 'brain death,' highlighted a split over Turkey, and that it must remained unified.  

'You just can't go around making statements like that against NATO it's very disrespectful,' he groused. 

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. US President Donald Trump will join other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday to mark the NATO Alliance's 70th birthday

U.S. President Donald speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. US President Donald will join other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace in

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