6. 🇮🇹 Trump in Italy before returning tomorrow night
Omission galls allies ... N.Y. Times 1-column lead story, "TRUMP'S MESSAGE TO NATO IS PAY UP, NOT 'ALL FOR ONE': ALLIES GET A SCOLDING — Europe Doesn't Hear a Firm Endorsement of Mutual Defense," by Mike Shear, Mark Landler and James Kanter, in Brussels:
"On a tense day when Mr. Trump brought the 'America first' themes of his presidential campaign to the very heart of Europe, he left European leaders visibly unsettled, with some openly lamenting divisions with the United States on trade, climate and the best way to confront Russia."
Pushy, pushy ... "Watch President Trump push a prime minister aside," by CNN's Daniella Diaz: "While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance's headquarters, ... Trump pushed aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders."
- "Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit" — Reuters: He confidently adjusted his suit as he emerged in the front of the group, closer to NATO head Jens Stoltenberg.
- 53-second video.
Death grip? ... President Trump, who had called Marine Le Pen the "strongest" candidate in the French election, met the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, in Brussels and told him: "You were my guy."
Pool report from WashPost's Phil Rucker: "The two presidents ... shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening."