Chaos erupts after Trump slams Germany for being Russia's 'captive'
11 July, 2018, 15:29 | Author: Sheila Harris
Trump set a confrontational tone at the start of NATO's two-day summit in Brussels on July 11, saying Germany was making natural-gas pipeline deals worth "billions of dollars" with Russian Federation while expecting the United States to "protect them against Russian Federation".
Trump is expected to slam the alliance as he calls for European nations to spend more on defence.
Trump, in a testy exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, took issue with the USA protecting Germany as it strikes deals with Russian Federation.
"If we look at the gas pipeline, Germany is an independent country where energy supply is concerned, we diversify, but the main overarching topic is the summit - we want a summit that sends out the message of unity".
His comments were linked to the president's push for other European countries to pay more for its defence needs, in particular Germany.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hoped Trump avoided a repeat of his G7 summit in Quebec City, when his demands on reducing trade surpluses with the United States prompted a bitter debate with allies.
"In terms of a government who's radically rethinking the nature of its committeemen to Europe, the British are the closest to the Trump administration on those issues", he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who meets Trump at the summit, has given political backing to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to import more gas, despite criticism from other European Union governments.
Answering questions from reporters on the lawn of the White House as he and his wife Melania prepared to board the Marine One presidential helicopter, Mr Trump said that the United Kingdom "certainly has a lot of things going on".
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their bilateral breakfast, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
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