As Twitchy told you earlier, President Trump, speaking at a NATO breakfast with other leaders, criticized Germany for buying oil and gas from Russia:
Trump repeatedly railed against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany, asking why the US should protect Germany from Russia when Berlin purchases so much gas from Moscow. Putin won’t like that line one bit. Interesting to see if it comes up in Helsinki pic.twitter.com/j019Mi4lJl
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) July 11, 2018
Here’s what Trump said:
“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump said in a searing critique of Germany’s gas pipeline deal with the country NATO calls its greatest threat to their alliance.
“I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where — we’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” Trump said.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry joined other Democrats (and some in the media) in slamming Trump for criticizing Germany:
My thoughts on President Trump's remarks in Brussels this morning: pic.twitter.com/x0k3k0lOkA
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 11, 2018
As it turns out, Kerry was against that pipeline before he was apparently for it:
John Kerry criticized the Nord Stream 2 pipeline while he was Secretary of State in March 2016 saying there was no question it undermined Eastern European security lol https://t.co/on8FLKioA8 https://t.co/xIMETX6P6B
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) July 11, 2018
Secretary Kerry underscores U.S. view that Nord Stream II would have adverse impact in Europe pic.twitter.com/JA9ElOnMX9
— EnergyAtState (@EnergyAtState) May 4, 2016
Well that’s awkward.
— Robert Dolezal (@RobertDolezal) July 11, 2018
But wait, there’s more. Enter Joe Biden:
If you're freaking out over @realDonaldTrump's comments about Nord Stream II but didn't when Joe Biden said similar things two years ago, maybe you should take a seat. #NATOSummit #Germany #NordStream2 pic.twitter.com/NFCCoTxnV5
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) July 11, 2018
— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) August 25, 2016
But Trump says something similar to Germany and it’s the end of the world as we know it!
LOL These Obama guys have no shame…. https://t.co/tGleDVqcyl
— JASzdUp (@jasthegreek) July 11, 2018
They certainly don’t seem to.