According to this source, Angela Merkel seems to convey a message of serious decline of relations between EU and US:
Clearly disappointed with Mr. Trump’s positions on NATO, Russia, climate change and trade, Ms. Merkel said in Munich on Sunday that traditional alliances were no longer as steadfast as they once were and that Europe should pay more attention to its own interests “and really take our fate into our own hands.”
“The times in which we could rely fully on others — they are somewhat over,” Ms. Merkel added, speaking on the campaign trail after a contentious NATO summit meeting in Brussels and a Group of 7 meeting in Italy. “This is what I experienced in the last few days.”
While climate change disagreement is clear and also explained within this very site, NATO and Russia matters do not seem to be different. According to Bloomberg, US stills allocates significant budget for NATO, including European Reassurance Initiative:
The war funding request of $65 billion includes $46 billion to support Afghanistan operations with a U.S. force level of 8,448 personnel. It doesn’t provide for additional U.S. troops, pending a White House decision on a request from the military to add more troops, Roth said.
In addition, $13 billion is requested for operations in Iraq and Syria and $4.8 billion is sought for the European Reassurance Initiative intended to bolster deterrence against Russia.
Question: While climate change subject seems irreducible between US and EU, why did Angela Merkel suggest a decline when it comes to NATO and Russia issues?