Here is part of what President Trump has said at the NATO conference.
Please read it, and decide for yourself whether what President Trump said is appropriate, and whether it makes any sense:
“I think it is very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia.”
“We are supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions dollars a year to Russia.”
“We are protecting Germany, we are protecting France, we are protecting all of these countries and then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they are paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. I think that is very inappropriate.”
“It should never have been allowed to happen. Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting 60-70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline.”
“You tell me if that’s appropriate because I think it’s not. On top of that Germany is just paying just a little bit over 1% [of GDP on Nato defence contributions] whereas the United States is paying 4.2% of a much larger GDP. So I think that’s inappropriate also.”
Needless to say, the countries referenced by President Trump are not very happy about these comments. Nor are most of our mainstream media.
But what about the points he is making?
Asking again. Is what President Trump said appropriate? Does it make any sense?