Trump expects to "work something out" with Erdoğan, Senators on F-35s

"That’s what we’re here for, we’re talking about with our great senators. There are a lot of alternatives. We’ll work something out. I project that we will work something out," U.S. President told reporters during the high-level meeting with his Turkish counterpart Erdoğan at White House on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he and Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdoğan were talking about the F-35 fighter jet program with Republican U.S. senators, after Washington removed from the program over its purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system.

During a White House meeting attended by Erdoğan, five Republican Senators, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a reporter asked Trump about the F-35 program.

"That's what we're here for, we're talking about with our great senators. There are a lot of alternatives. We'll work something out. I project that we will work something out," Trump said.

"ERDOĞAN IS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN MACRON'S NATO REMARKS"
Trump also said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

French President Emmanuel Macron recently said that NATO was experiencing "brain death," citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under Trump. He also expressed doubt about the U.S.-led alliance's security maxim that an attack on one ally would be treated as an attack on all.


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