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NATO Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium

4:23 P.M. CEST

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  (In progress) — the President of France, who’s doing a terrific job being President of France.  He’s changing a lot of things around.  And I guess that had to happen.  And I think it’s going to be very successful.  We have a tremendous relationship.  We’re discussing trade.  We’re discussing NATO.  We’re discussing a lot of different things.  And hopefully, in the end, it will all work out.  And so it’s great to be with you.

PRESIDENT MACRON:  (Speaks French.)  (No translation provided.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  It sounded beautifully.  (Laughter.)  I have no idea — it sounded great.

PRESIDENT MACRON:  I told them exactly the same — (laughter) — but in French, for French journalists.  (Inaudible.)

I just reminded everybody that almost one year ago you were present with your wife in Paris for Bastille Day.


PRESIDENT MACRON:  (Inaudible) 14th of July.  And we’ve worked together for 12 months now.


PRESIDENT MACRON:  And took some great decisions.

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  We’ve made some good decisions.

PRESIDENT MACRON:  And we’ll continue to work together (inaudible).

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  That’s right.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.

Q    President Macron, do you agree that Angela Merkel is beholden to the Russians?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Oh, I believe they asked you that.  (Laughter.)

Thank you.  Thank you very much.


Q    No?

PRESIDENT MACRON:  We just discussed the nature of that.  We work together.


4:25 P.M. CEST