At a NATO breakfast, President Trump criticized Germany for a gas pipeline deal with Russia:
— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2018
Later, Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
Chancellor Merkel didn't mention the blunt criticism by @POTUS earlier in the day about Germany's pipeline deal with Russia. Through a translator, she said, "we are good partners and we wish to continue to cooperate in the future." pic.twitter.com/fQoyz4FurF
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 11, 2018
Dems such as Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump’s comments:
.@realDonaldTrump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 11, 2018
THREAD: @realDonaldTrump’s brazen insults & denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the President is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 11, 2018
By saying Germany is “totally controlled” by Russia, President Trump undermines one of the world’s most important alliances. NATO countries have fought alongside Americans for almost 70 years. His insults weaken our security and undercut our national interests.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) July 11, 2018
And those liberal Democrats got a pearl-clutching assist from NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who went so far as to declare a winner:
Can only imagine what @SecPompeo, COS Kelly, US NATO Ambassador Hutchison thinking watching them look down awkwardly as @realDonaldTrump harangues NATO Secretary General saying Germany is captive to Russia. Unreal. Putin wins
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 11, 2018
We don’t recall the mainstream media unleashing many “Putin wins” comments after Obama’s “more flexibility” promise that Medvedev said he’s “transmit to Vladimir.”