Trump: ‘Germany Is Totally Controlled by Russia’

Washington Free Beacon | 7/11/2018 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

President Donald Trump shared on Twitter Wednesday a video of sharp words he directed toward NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Germany being "totally controlled by Russia" regarding their energy relationship.

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"Germany, as far as I’m concerned, is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia," Trump told Stoltenberg at a bilateral breakfast ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

Seated alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, NATO Permanent Representative Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Chief of Staff John Kelly, who looked uncomfortable as his boss spoke, Trump lit into Germany over the 800-mile pipeline it hopes to construct beneath the Baltic Sea, called Nord Stream 2. Washington and Eastern European countries oppose the pipeline, fearing it could cut them off from critical energy supplies and make Europe too reliant on Russian gas, the Washington Post reports.

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"Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that's appropriate, because I think it's not, and I think it's a very bad thing for NATO, and I don't think it should have happened, and I...
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