US President Donald Trump accused France’s Emmanuel Macro of being “nasty” and “insulting” for saying that NATO was “brain dead.” The alliance summit beginning Tuesday marks its 70th anniversary. “I think they have a very high unemployment rate in France. France is not doing well economically at all,” said the US president. The summit was already overshadowed by a row after Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan said he would oppose NATO’s plan for the defense of the Baltic region unless the alliance backs his operations against the Kurds in Syria. This was reported earlier by DEBKAfile.