Skip to comments.Trump at NATO summit: 'Germany is totally controlled by Russia'
Posted on 07/11/2018 1:44:10 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Germany is totally controlled by Russia They will be getting between 60 and 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that is appropriate because I think its not, Trump said.
The U.S. president was speaking at a press conference in front of NATO representatives ahead of a two-day summit.
The Trump administrations policies indicate it views security and trade as intimately linked. And when it comes to the trade balance, no ally will be spared.
Speaking in Brussels, Belgium on the first leg of his European trip, the U.S. president said a flurry of oil and gas deals had given Moscow far too much influence over the continents largest economy.
In particular, he singled out the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as being especially "inappropriate."
I think it is a very bad thing for NATO and I dont think it should have happened and I think we have to talk to Germany about it. On top of that, Germany is just paying a little bit over 1 percent (on defense) And I think that is inappropriate also, he added. 'An attack on Germany and Russia'
Trump has long criticized Berlin and other NATO allies for freeriding on Washingtons defense capabilities. Currently only five of NATOs 29 member states actually allocate the 2 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to military spending that they are formally committed to as part of the alliance. Those five are the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Estonia and Poland.
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They didn’t see this one coming.
May we tell the Arabs to f&@/ off yet ???
They decommissioned their nuclear power plants after Fukushima as well, which didnt help their energy independence, made them much more dependent on Russian natural gas.
I’m feelin what you layin down.
He’s only saying that to throw Mueller off the trail.
mulluer, ya found your head yet ?? Oh yer head is up two butts. Ill get back to ya after ya clean up from eating. Oh ya arent going to clean up ??? Somebody please turn the fire hose on him afterward, please. He smell of hitlery and Obama
Trump speaking @ NATO summit:
Germany and Russia are buds.........if you think otherwise....you’re fooling yourself.
If Germany (etc.) & Saudi Arabia (etc.) had any sense they’d cooperate on getting a large tanker fleet built and end-run Russia, Syria, Iran, etc. Expensive, yes, but it’d be a lot cheaper than all this warfare they’ve caused...
Trump has taken so much stuff from the Globalists about being a Russian run man so I can understand why he would like to send Globalist Merkel a message.
DJT made friends with the Saudis last year, Russia’s energy competitors so I think this was coming sooner or later.
“Buds” in the sense that a pusher and a junkie can be “buds”...
I watched the comments. Absolute common sense logic on Trump’s part.
“We pay to defend you from somebody that you’re in an energy business deal with? I don’t think so.”
What Trump said has been true for some time.
Everyone paying attention could tell former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder was in the pocket of the Russians and no one should have been shocked when as soon as he stepped down, he took a position with the Russian gas company Gazprom.
Love our President Trump!!!
Throwin’ heat! Speaking truth to our ‘allies’.
The East German Shitlerey is a disgrace ...
Don’t forget that Germany has also committed billions of dollars and thousands of acres to photovoltaic solar cells.
Germany is often cloudy, and it’s on the same latitude as south-central Canada!
I think Trump is busy sending that message to the globalist Euroweenies right now.
Nothing new under the sun: Reagan had very similar problems with West-Germany and the rest of the US allies in western Europe:
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