Donald Trump Meets With UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron, Who Is Pressing GOP-Controlled House to Unlock Money for Ukraine

By Jace Dela Cruz

Apr 10, 2024 05:45 AM EDT

Donald Trump met on Monday with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron for dinner at the former president's Florida residence, where they talked about the Ukraine war and the necessity for NATO members to fulfill their defense spending commitments. 

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on April 08, 2024 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary David Cameron in London, on March 11, 2024 and former US President Donald Trump in New York City on March 25, 2024.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron Sits Down With Donald Trump 

According to Reuters, the dinner marked the start of David Cameron's visit to the United States. On Tuesday, he met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington and will proceed later to Congress to press lawmakers to pass an aid package for Ukraine.

During the meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Donald Trump and Cameron discussed various topics, including the upcoming US and UK elections, Brexit-related policies, NATO countries' obligations to meet their defense spending requirements, and "ending the killing in Ukraine," Trump's campaign said in a statement on Tuesday.

In a press conference alongside Blinken in Washington, Cameron defended his meeting with Trump by saying that the dinner aligned with past precedents of government ministers meeting with opposition figures in the run-up to elections. He noted that they discussed "a range of important geopolitical subjects" but did not elaborate.

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The Stance of Donald Trump on NATO

Donald Trump has consistently criticized NATO's members for falling short of the alliance's target of allocating at least 2% of their GDP to defense spending. 

That has raised concerns in Europe about the future of the trans-Atlantic military coalition, particularly in the event of Trump prevailing over President Joe Biden in the November election.

In February, Trump drew widespread condemnation from Western leaders for suggesting he would not protect countries that fail to meet the alliance's defense spending targets and would even urge Russia to attack them.

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