Donald Trump has chosen to kick off his visit to Europe for an important NATO summit by attacking one of our most important allies in the worst way possible and even slandering our former U.S. Presidents.
Trump claimed today while speaking to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, that an oil pipeline project has made Germany “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” and even literally claimed that other U.S. presidents never figured this out because they aren’t as smart as him.
“But Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting 60 to 70 percent of their energy from a new pipeline.” Trump said, in the footage below, “Now this has been going on for decades. This has been brought up by other presidents but other presidents never did anything about it, because I don’t think they understood it.”
— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2018
Trump really thinks he’s a genius that understands how NATO should operate with the United States and that previous Presidents were idiots that couldn’t figure out what he has. This attack on Germany is exactly what people were afraid of, including our own Senate, that overwhelmingly voted in favor of a motion supporting NATO just yesterday in a 97 – 2 vote.
We can’t trust anything he has said about Germany today because all we get is lies from Trump. He is also claiming Germany is “totally owned” by Russia, yet he speaks of a new oil pipeline. How can they be controlled by Russia with oil, as he says, if they aren’t even getting oil from Russia yet? We will have to wait and see Germany’s response to get the truth because we can’t trust Trump.