The President also criticised: "Why Germany pays Russia billions of dollars for energy, then we have to protect Germany from Russia? How is that going to work? It doesn't work.“ Trump played, among other things, on the Baltic sea Pipeline Nord Stream 2, which aims to bring Gas from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine and Poland. The United States wants to prevent Nord Stream 2 and have imposed at the end of last year sanctions.
Trump accused Germany on Monday in addition to the disadvantage of the United States in trade. The negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement were not yet to his satisfaction. With a view to the Nato Trump added that Germany was one of the few member States that have not agreed to the self-imposed Nato target for defence spending. "Germany has for years been in default and the Nato owes billions of dollars, and you have to pay for it."Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 00:19