Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

President Donald Trump followed up on a week of bashing NATO allies on Twitter with an in-person tirade against Germany.
He said Russia basically controls Germany because of German energy dependence on Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed a massive pipeline that would allow increased consumption of Russian energy.
Russia’s main source of revenue is energy exports, and Europe is its main client.
By funding Russia, Europe allows the exact kind of aggression from the Kremlin NATO was designed to stop.
Germany’s military has serious readiness problems and Merkel has not prioritized fixing them.

President Donald Trump followed up on a week of bashing NATO allies on Twitter with an in-person tirade against Germany’s planned energy cooperation with Russia.

In a heated meeting in Brussels with the leaders of NATO, Trump claimed that Moscow now basically controls Berlin because of their dependence on it for energy.

“It’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where we’re supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year from Russia,” Trump told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a working breakfast to open the summit.

“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” said Trump. …read more


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