Trump and Stoltenberg get into tense exchange at NATO summit

purple it’s great to see you again we are going to discuss important issues at the summit defense spending and make sure that I like are you best be more the good news is that the fence Generation Y it’s your message is having an impact on the we are going to build a lot to make sure that the further increases I’m going to develop national plans and spend more 6 US dollars for defense from now until 10 today removing and more therapists in Europe helps to protect Europe to Houston State project power to the Middle East to Africa and I think I’ll do that hope you’re also it’s helpful dealing with with Russia and we look forward to the meeting are going to have with just a few things and I think that we deserve something forward to your 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 Hayes billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia so we’re protecting Germany were protecting friends were protecting all of these countries and then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia with that pain billions of dollars into the golfers of Russia so we’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re paying billions of dollars the right there and I think that’s very inappropriate and the former chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that supplies yes ultimately Germany will have almost 70% of the country controlled by Russia with natural gas so you tell me is that appropriate like you’re complaining about this from the time I got it it should have never been allowed to have happened but Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will get it from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new Pipeline and you tell me if that’s appropriate because I do it’s not and I think it’s a very bad thing for NATO and I don’t think it should have happened and I think we have to talk to Jeremy about it on top of that Germany is just paying a little bit over 1% where is the United States an actual numbers is paying 4.2% of a much larger GDP so I think that’s inappropriate also you know we’re protecting Germany were protecting France were protecting everybody and yet we’re paying a lot of money to protect their this is been going on for decades this is brought up by other presidents what other presidents never did anything about it because I don’t think they understood it or they just didn’t want to get involved but I have to bring it up because it is very unfair to our country it’s very unfair to our taxpayer and I think that these cuts step to step it up not over a 10-year period after Step It Up immediately Germany is a rich country they talk about taking a piece of his tiny bit by 2030 well they could increase it immediately tomorrow and have no but I don’t think it’s fair to the United States so we’re going to have to do something because we’re not going to put up with it we can put up with it and it’s inappropriate so we have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that’s being paid to the country that we’re supposed to be protecting you against you know everybody’s everybody’s talking about it all over the world that’s it we’ll wait a minute we’re supposed to be protecting you from Russia so why you paying billions of dollars to Russia for energy why are countries in NATO namely Germany having a large percentage of the energy needs paid you know to Russia and and taking care of it now if you look at it Germany is a captive the oil and gas from Russia I think it’s something that NATO has to look at I think it’s very inappropriate you and I agreed that it’s inappropriate I don’t know what you can do about it but it certainly doesn’t seem to make sense that that they paid billions of dollars to Russia and now we have to defend them against Russia gas in Germany is one issue where am I stronger together energy from it the person you want protection against or from the group if you want to text me disagreements about what kind of arrangements we should energy is a whole different story I think energy is a much different story than normal trade and you have a country like bowling that won’t accept the gas you take a look at some of the country as far as I’m concerned his captive Russia energy from Russia explain that yes thank you thank you
President Trump attacked NATO allies on July 11, during an exchange with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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