President Trump smacked down deadbeat NATO members for demanding U.S. protection against Russia while they continue to bankroll their purported enemy by pouring billions into Russia’s pockets through lucrative oil and gas deals.
“We’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France,” Trump told NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at a heated breakfast meeting. “We’re protecting all these countries…And then these countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they’re paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. So we’re supposed to protect you against Russia, but you’re paying billions of dollars to Russia. I think that’s very inappropriate.”
Trump specifically called out Germany — which cowers in the face of Russia and demands that the U.S. antagonize Vladimir Putin — all while relying on Russia for its energy needs.
Russia is the country that NATO calls the “greatest threat” to its 29-member alliance. NATO is a military alliance whose purpose is to protect Europe from Russia.