Thanks to RHT for this story
Before we start, I have to say I loved this blunt tell it like is talk from the President. It’s honest, bold and frankly long overdue. He puts the bureaucrats in their place and they have idea how to handle him, because he’s right. This is a gotcha moment, especially for Germany who has been double dealing on us with Russia.
“PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I have to say, I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia, where you’re supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia. So we’re protecting Germany. We’re protecting France. We’re protecting all of these countries. And then numerous of the 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 protect you against Russia, but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia, and I think that’s very inappropriate. And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that’s supplying the gas. Ultimately, Germany will have almost 70 percent of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas.
So you tell me, is that appropriate?” READ THE WHOLE CONVERSATION – Trump really called them on a ripoff that’s gone on far too long.
Epic: President Trump Eats NATO for Breakfast – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Confronted By Trump On EU Gas Pipeline Agreement With Russia…
It really doesn’t bother you? … having a simpleton for a President?
I mean, a case could be made for scaling back some, but this … this is just drivel.
Libby once again showing she’s as dumb as a rock.
We’ve spent billions each year and trillions since the end of WWII to protect Germany and other countries in Europe from RUSSIA. Money we could have spent on our own people and infrastructures.
Then Merkel turns around and cuts a secret deal with RUSSIA that will put money into her personal pocket AND puts the same countries we’re protecting with our blood and treasure at risk with RUSSIA.
RUSSIA is supplying Germany with 70% of the natural gas. What do you think will happen to Germany if RUSSIA raises the price, reduces the flow or cuts off the supply completely, Libby? Besides the people of Germany freezing during the winter, RUSSIA now has a backdoor into taking over Germany.
Use that gray matter between your ears to think and stop believing what the other idiots on your news source says.
P.S.: Best quote of NATO Summit:
Tip: Imagine it in a french accent.
“Usual Trump: a stream of incoherent sentences. … The allies looked the other way as when the old uncle gets nuts.”
Jack it’s been a long time since a leader has been willing to do more than play the part.
I love the open, honest dealing. I love the fact that he is willing to confront the Europeans about keeping the agreements they’ve made. He takes his responsibilities as a leader very seriously and so should they. I also love the fact that he boldly told them their irresponsible behavior has been unfair to US taxpayers who’ve footed the bill for their defense for 70 years!!! Most of all I love the fact that he has the best interests of America AND all NATO nations in mind. This isn’t an angry threat. Trump is not bullying them and they know it. He is simply asking them to step up their games…he’s a good coach if they can drop their assumptions and prejudices and learn from the man. It would make them better.
It’s never a mistake for a leader to ask the best of those around him, whether it’s his immediate staff or the leaders of other nations…would that we had more like him in the world.
It is particularly nuts that NATO (Mostly the US) spends big bucks to defend Europe against Russia while Germany, in particular, makes deals with Russia, instead of their ally for energy. Our liquid gas is cleaner and cheaper…a much better deal for Europe!
Good article RHT447…Jack.
“He is simply asking them to step up their games … he’s a good coach ….”
Well, that’s one way of looking at it … but it is, alas, not the consensus …
You guys and your damn consensus BS!
The word has no real meaning for you…it’s a slogan without hard evidence…simple “parroting,” on your part.
Wishy washy has left the building. And it’s about damn time! NATO members have been spoon fed pablum by countless presidents, and it’s time they started on a diet of solid food.
Well done, Mr. President!
This person chatters, It really doesn’t bother you? well nope it don’t, and as a matter o’ fact folks here about thank the high heavens were not dealing with the likes o’ the last idiot Obama, who was driven’ this country to ruin.
So wash off your war paint, cus if a duck had this Libby’s brain, it would fly north for the winter.
Oh by the by, so far , I haven’t hear a thing outta this Libby that wasn’t about as big as the little end of nothing.