President Trump is in Brussels today for the NATO summit. At a NATO breakfast this morning, Trump attacked Germany and lashed out at NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
President Donald Trump: “But 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. And you tell me if that’s appropriate, because I think it’s not. And I think it’s a very bad thing for NATO, and I don’t think it should have happened.”
Trump also repeated his demand that NATO countries increase their military spending, which they had already planned to do by 2024. This is European Council President Donald Tusk.
Donald Tusk: “First of all, dear America, appreciate your allies. After all, you don’t have that many. And, dear Europe, spend more on your defense, because everyone respects an ally that is well prepared and equipped.”
After Brussels, Trump heads to Britain, where mass anti-Trump protests are planned in London, and then to Helsinki, where Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting Trump says “’may be the easiest of them all.”