brussels - Donald Trump had a 'message of enthusiasm' for Belgium on Wednesday. That said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel after a 'warm and respectful' meeting of over an hour with the American president in the royal palace in Brussels.
Trump named the Belgian capital last year as a 'hell hole', when he had not yet been elected president. 'Now there's the President Donald Trump,' said Michel. 'Today I received compliments especially. '
However, he realized that Belgium should spend more money on defense. Michel, in turn, made it clear that NATO is not an outdated organization, as Trump said earlier. 'There is a will to hold a strong shaft between Europe and the US,' the premier concluded. 'We will see in the coming years. '
Meanwhile, a bunch of activists walked through Brussels to demonstrate against Trump's policy. According to the police there were 9000, the organization held 10,000 protesters. The demonstration went according to police without incident.\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Photo: AFP