BRUSSELS — President Trump takes questions following a second day of discussions at the NATO summit.
On Wednesday, Trump didn’t tread lightly when speaking to US allies.
The president claimed Germany is “a captive of Russia” during a breakfast on Wednesday. He addressed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, a stand-in for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and complained about a gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany that the German government approved.
“Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline.”
Before leaving for London, Trump is set to participate in a pair of multilateral meetings focused on Russian aggression and the war in Afghanistan.
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