US president calls French leader’s comments ‘nasty’ and says Paris could leave alliance
Macron made his criticism of Nato in an Economist interview partly to reflect his frustration that Turkey, a Nato member, had entered northern Syria in October
But Trump appeared to side with the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying Turkey “couldn’t be nicer, more supportive, very helpful.”
“They have had a very rough year. You just can’t go around making statements like that about Nato. It is very
The US and French presidents later gave a joint press conference where relations seemed notably warmer.