20 Jul 2018 #151
Seems Trump torqued Merkel but good when he stated that Germany was wrong to allow a new $11 billion Baltic Sea pipeline to import even more Russian gas, while being slow to meet targets for NATO spending.
"I think it is a horrific thing that's being done when you're feeding billions and billions of dollars from Germany primarily ... into the coffers of Russia," Trump had said during a trip to Europe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.
Reality Check, "Not if you refuse to pony up your share to NATO Angela."
The gravy train has come to a halt.