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Trump claims Germany ‘captive to Russia’: President Donald Trump is asserting that Germany is “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” over a pipeline project during a testy breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL’-tehn-burg).

Trump is taking issue with the U.S. protecting Germany when the European nation is making energy deals with Russia.

The president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would double the amount of gas Russia can send directly to Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine. The project is opposed by the U.S. and some other EU members.

Trump says of Germany: “We’re supposed to protect you against Russia” and yet you make this deal with Russia.

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Trump claims Germany ‘captive to Russia’: President Donald Trump is asserting that Germany is “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” over a pipeline project during a testy breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL’-tehn-burg).Trump is taking issue with the U.S. protecting Germany when the European nation is making energy deals with Russia.The president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would double the amount of gas Russia can send directly to Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine. The project is opposed by the U.S. and some other EU members.Trump says of Germany: “We’re supposed to protect you against Russia” and yet you make this deal with Russia.Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine. The project is opposed by the U.S. and some other EU members.Trump says of Germany: “We’re supposed to protect you against Russia” and yet you make this deal with Russia.Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine. The project is opposed by the U.S. and some other EUv v v v v v v v