Wednesday 26 July 2017

Trump push at Nato summit 'harmless event', says Montenegro PM

Donald Trump was seen barging Montenegro PM Dusko Markovic aside at Nato's new HQ in Brussels (Nato TV/AP)
Donald Trump was seen barging Montenegro PM Dusko Markovic aside at Nato's new HQ in Brussels (Nato TV/AP)

Montenegro's prime minister has said he has no hard feelings about US President Donald Trump pushing past him at the Nato summit in Brussels last month.

In a scene that went viral on the internet, Mr Trump appeared to shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to get to the front of the group as Nato leaders entered the alliance's new headquarters building in the Belgian capital.

But Mr Markovic, whose tiny Balkan nation joined Nato on Monday, said in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper on Tuesday that the incident was no big deal.

He concedes that "contact took place, which the media referred to as pushing" but that he "did not perceive it like that".

It was, he says, "a completely harmless event".

Mr Markovic said the US president should have been "next to" Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

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