The top two Democratic leaders Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s criticism of Germany through the NATO Summit in Brussels, saying his comments prove that obama one is the most closely allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin than NATO allies.
“President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of 1 of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is really an embarrassment,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said from a statement. “His behavior today is a second profoundly disturbing signal the fact that President is more loyal to President Putin instead of our NATO allies.”
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Trump in a breakfast until the summit stated that Germany is “totally controlled by Russia,” and attacked the country’s involvement within the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project when using the Kremlin.
“I think it’s sad when Germany is really a massive oil and gas handle Russia, where you’re should be guarding against Russia and Germany is out and pays billions and billions of dollars yearly to Russia,” Trump said.
Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch also broke when using the president over his comments, saying he “doesn’t agree” that Germany is controlled by Russia.
Pelosi and Schumer also known as on Trump to go away his selecting Putin with plans for any “full cessation of Russian attacks” and also to not “sell out our democracy to Putin.”
“If the President leaves the Putin meeting without ironclad assurances and concrete steps toward the whole cessation of Russian attacks on our democracy, this meeting will not only be considered a failure – it will probably be a grave step backward for the future within the international order and global security,” the pair said within a joint statement. “A successful meeting means real action, now.”
They added that it must be Trump’s duty as commander in chief to “protect the American people from foreign threats, never to sell out our democracy to Putin.”
Trump will get together with Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland. The president happens to be in Brussels for that NATO summit.