"He generally dislikes the Alliance and Allied solidarity, the very principle of an alliance and mulitlareral frameworks", she said. "I don't know why people would believe them when they say their description of the meeting". Only eight countries expect to meet the target in 2018, he said.
In response, the Twitter account of Russia's foreign ministry said they would be turning their attention to the World Cup instead of NATO's allegations. Of the alliance, he said it was "very unified, very strong, no problem". "I'm very consistent. I'm a very stable genius".
Allies were aware of Trump's grievances ahead of the summit, but he specifically rattled Germany ahead of his full day of meetings in Brussels when he called them out over the controversial $12 billion proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russian Federation and Germany and suggested it puts the entire historic alliance in question.
"They're propagandists. When I read what the Russian press said that transpired in those meetings, I don't know why - I don't believe them when they say they weren't involved in meddling in USA elections", Moran said.
He added that "Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation".
"There is value in protecting the president in having a number of Americans in the room when the conversations take place, because just what I saw on the scale of a congressional visit can happen in a presidential visit in which the description of what transpired in the meeting does not fit reality", Moran said.
Trump's comments came in a wide-ranging news conference after attending a special meeting on defense spending.
Trump stokes Britain's Brexit turmoil at start of visit
He is also expected to visit Scotland - where he owns two golf courses - before heading back to the US. But Drew, an American student who lives here in the United Kingdom , won't be among the demonstrators.
Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit
The US president is set to touch down for his visit on Thursday after sparking a new firestorm on the global stage. Ambassador Woody Johnson's residence in London he tours a military facility with Ms May before talks at Chequers.
U.S. Can't Reunite All Immigrant Toddlers by Tuesday Deadline
The adults may be required to wear ankle monitors while their cases wind through immigration court, a process that can take years. DOJ lawyers said in a court filing that the government has tried for twelve months to locate the parents, to no avail.
Republican senators who recently returned from Moscow have some advice for President Donald Trump ahead of his meeting Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin: Be prepared, be careful and try not to be alone.
Trump will meet the Russian leader in Helsinki on 16 July for their first summit amid an ongoing investigation in the U.S. into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Trump has demonstrated all of these tendencies before - including suggesting his hands are tied on pressing Putin. Trump said that leaders responded to his demands by agreeing to reach that goal soon.
"We will be deploying an additional 440 personnel to NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan and I think that shows when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation calls, the United Kingdom is one of the first to step up", May told reporters. "All I can do is say "Did you?' and 'Don't do it again" - but he may deny it".
Leaders will be keen to hear more about Trump's military approach to Afghanistan, which he revamped last August to include a surge in air strikes to force Taliban militants to the negotiating table.
In May, the United States pulled out of a multinational deal that lifted many sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. "I mean, I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom, I think they agree with me on immigration".
May's government is in turmoil over how to exit the European Union following the Brexit vote.
Trump said that Putin is not an enemy but "a competitor" - and that while he doesn't see the Russian leader as a friend, "I think we get along well".