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President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed to have a “very, very good” relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel just hours after causing an uproar at the NATO summit in Brussels when he said Germany is “controlled” by Russia.
Merkel was furious over Trump’s remarks and offered a sternly worded response.
Trump is being broadly criticized for his demeanor at the summit thus far as well as his sustained criticism of NATO in relation to how the alliance is funded.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed to have a “very, very good” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel just hours after causing an uproar at the NATO summit in Brussels when he said Germany is “controlled” by Russia.

“We had a great meeting discussing military expenditure. We’re talking about trade,” Trump said as he met with Merkel. “We have a very, very good relationship with the chancellor. We have a tremendous relationship with Germany. You’ve had tremendous success and I congratulate you.”

Trump praises Merkel, Germany: “We had a great meeting discussing military expenditure. We’re talking about trade. We have a very, very good relationship with the chancellor. We have a tremendous relationship with Germany. You’ve had tremendous success and I congratulate you.” pic.twitter.com/NZpDb68cTN

— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) July 11, 2018

But as NATO leaders met earlier in the day, Trump took a much different tone on the subject of Germany.

“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 from Russia,” Trump said to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a working breakfast that marked the beginning of the summit.

“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump added. “Because they’re getting between 60 to …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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