No Role in Libya Because 'US Has Enough Roles'

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

"I think the USA right now has enough role, we are in a role everywhere so I do not see that", he said as Gentiloni stared ahead.

"I want to get both", Trump said during a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart. Trump continued, "We are analyzing it very carefully and we'll have something to say about it in the not too distant future".

Italy now does not pay the agreed to 2% of its GDP on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defenses.

One day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrace" for policies that hurt American farmers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he plans to be respectful and engage with the US on a fact-based approach to solve problems.

"As we reaffirm our support for historic institutions, we must also reaffirm the requirement that everyone must pay their full and fair share for the cost of defense", Trump said.

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"I do not see a role in Libya".

The deal was put in place to reduce the nuclear capabilities of Iran.

But on Thursday, the president said a strong Europe was in everyone's advantage. "And they have to do that", President Trump said.

Trudeau said the upcoming summit formed a large part of his talks with Gentiloni.

Italy now spends a little over 1 percent of its GDP on the military alliance. He thanked Italy's leaders "for your leadership on seeking stabilization in Libya, and for your crucial efforts to deny ISIS a foothold in the Mediterranean", adding, "You fought hard". Trump's administration is demanding that Congress fund a bigger US border wall with Mexico and is suggesting that his administration could scrap the USA nuclear deal with Iran. "They are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed".

The two leaders did diverge on one key defense issue - how the US should be involved in stabilizing Libya.

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The two men discussed a range of issues including trade, security, the G-7 Summit (being held in Sicily next month) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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President Barack Obama changed enforcement priorities to protect many young people brought to the country illegally as children from deportation. I see that as the primary role, and that's what we're going to do - whether it's in Iraq, or in Libya, or anywhere else.

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"The United States president's opinions are perfectly legitimate", the Italian leader said through a translator. "We want to see it", Trump added.

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