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TRUMP HAMMERS NATO: Demands Other Countries Increase Spending, Accuses Germany Of Being Russia’s ‘Captive’

President Donald Trump slammed member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) early Wednesday morning in Brussels, demanding that they increase their funding of the organization and accused Germany of being Russia’s captive.

NPR reports:

In a stunning public dressing-down of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, President Trump fired off criticisms of the alliance, reiterating his complaint that it is not paying enough for defense and singling out a German oil-and-gas pipeline deal with Russia.

“Well, I have to say I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia when you’re supposed to be guarding against Russia,” Trump said.

“So, we’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France, we’re protecting all of these countries,” Trump continued. “And then numerous of the counties go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they’re paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. So, we are supposed to protect you against Russia.”

“You tell me if that is appropriate?” Trump said as he blistered NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.”

“This has been going on for decades,” Trump continued. “This has been brought up by other presidents, but other presidents never did anything about it.”

“It’s very unfair to our country, it’s very unfair to our taxpayers,” Trump said. “And I think that these countries have to step it up not over a 10 year period— they have to step it up immediately.”

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Dean Perry

    July 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    HAMMER NATO???

    He lied and looked like the weak fool he is.
    Well, Putin is happy!

  2. Bill

    July 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    You are the fool Perry. Look what NATO is doing now!?! Each are now “vowing” to “live” up to the 2%. That is what you call negotiation. If they agree, GREAT. If not, then walk away!! Ask yourself, why should we be paying 5% when majority of the others are paying less than 2%? Why should countries pay less than the recommended 2% of their GDP? How is that fair to United States? United States DO NOT benefit from NATO. Every other country, outside of GB and maybe Isreal wants us in because they reap big benefits from our defense. Plain and simple!

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