“Germany is a captive of Russia,” Trump mentioned at a assembly with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, his first since arriving within the Belgian capital. “It’s very inappropriate.”
Trump went directly to bitch that the United States is predicted to “defend them against Russia,” regardless of Germany making “billions of dollars” in power bills to Moscow. “I think it’s something that NATO has to look at,” Trump mentioned.
Stoltenberg driven again on Trump’s feedback, pronouncing that whilst there could also be variations of opinion inside the alliance, “we are stronger together than apart.”
Trump retorted by way of once more asking how the NATO alliance may well be more potent when Germany is “making Russia richer.”
“Germany as far as I understand is captive to Russia,” Trump repeated once more.
Trump’s feedback got here forward of his arrival at NATO headquarters the place he’s anticipated to fulfill with and pose for pictures with fellow leaders of the alliance.