Trump, Gunning for NATO, Pits Germany Against Russia

Pablo Martinez MonsivaisTrump’s opening volley at the NATO summit was a surprise attack on Germany, for its plan to increase natural gas imports from Russia via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Days before he is set to meet one-on-one with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump railed against Germany as a “captive of Russia,” directly tying gas imports from Russia to U.S. commitments to NATO and saying “we have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that’s being paid to the country we’re supposed to be protecting you...

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By: The Daily Beast - Wednesday, 11 July

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