U.S. President Trump: 'Germany Is A Captive Of Russia'

Daily Mail: 'Germany is a captive of Russia': Trump dresses down NATO's secretary general and threatens Berlin over its lagging defense spending and energy partnership with Putin's government

* Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday morning after the leader asked him about Vladimir Putin
* 'Germany is totally controlled by Russia,' Trump charged. 'I think its a very bad thing for NATO'
* President Trump has berated America's European allies for failing to meet their defense spending obligations to NATO
* The complaints come full circle this week at the NATO leaders' summit
* On Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk hit back at Trump, telling him, 'America does not have and will not have a better ally than Europe'
* Tusk said: 'America appreciate your allies. After all you don't have that many'
* President Trump tweeted minutes later: NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS. Very Unfair!'
* He told reporters as he prepared to board Marine One that America has plenty of allies and put new pressure on NATO nations to increase their defense spending

Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday for defending Germany's energy partnership with Russia and threatened Berlin with U.S. action over the deal that he said is wholly inappropriate.

Trump fumed that 'Germany is a captive of Russia' and said the U.S. would 'have to do something' in light of the pipeline deal that's funneling billions into Moscow's economy.

'Germany is totally controlled by Russia,' he charged. 'I think its a very bad thing for NATO,' Trump said.

Stoltenberg reminded that the U.S. and Europe are 'stronger together than apart' and that has been proven by two World Wars and the alliance's dealings with Russia. Trump told him in response, 'No, you're just making Russia richer. You're not dealing with Russia, you're making Russia richer.'

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WNU Editor: These remarks are upsetting a lot of people in Washington and in Europe today. But he does have a point .... Donald Trump is RIGHT: Germany imports 70 per cent of its gas from Russia in a controversial deal that has enriched its former Chancellor and it will soon receive even MORE - but the US could step in (Daily Mail). How can German Chancellor say that Russia is a threat .... but then does this deal? 

More News On U.S. President Trump Remarks That Russia Controls Germany

Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia, Merkel differs -- AP
At NATO, abrasive Trump lashes Germany for being Russian 'captive' -- Reuters
Trump Nato: New war of words with Merkel -- BBC
Trump: Germany 'captive' to Russia after pipeline deal -- The Hill
Germany 'controlled' by Russia on gas, Trump says -- UPI
Trump says ‘Germany totally controlled by Russia’ through gas supplies -- TASS
NATO summit: Trump says Germany is 'captive' to Russia -- Al Jazeera

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