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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:31 AM

Trump Tells NATO Germany is 'Totally Controlled By Russia'

Source: The Daily Beast



Who had 'immediately' in the sweepstakes for how long it would take for President Trump to offend people at the NATO summit? The meeting in Belgium had barely got underway when the president told NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg that Germany was "totally controlled" by Russia, citing wrong statistics about how much energy Germany receives from Putin. Trump suggested 70% of Germany's gas imports were Russian but the latest official figure was actually 50.75%, according to the BBC. "Ultimately Germany will have almost 70% of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas, so you tell me—is that appropriate?" he asked at Wednesday's breakfast meeting. "Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia, and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that's appropriate because I think it's not and I think it's a very bad thing for NATO." Continuing the public outburst, Trump said: “If you look at it, Germany is a captive of Russia. They got rid of their coal plants, they got rid of their nuclear, they’re getting so much of their oil and gas from Russia. I think it is something NATO has to look at.”

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Reply Trump Tells NATO Germany is 'Totally Controlled By Russia' (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 2018 OP
3catwoman3 Jul 2018 #1
NewJeffCT Jul 2018 #2
Botany Jul 2018 #3
Snellius Jul 2018 #5
Botany Jul 2018 #6
Snellius Jul 2018 #13
GusBob Jul 2018 #8
DetlefK Jul 2018 #4
Dave Starsky Jul 2018 #9
GusBob Jul 2018 #7
Nitram Jul 2018 #10
turbinetree Jul 2018 #11
Hav Jul 2018 #12
Zambero Jul 2018 #14
lark Jul 2018 #15
Bayard Jul 2018 #16
BumRushDaShow Jul 2018 #17
flibbitygiblets Jul 2018 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:35 AM

1. Yet another case of projection?

I propose a new word for when he does this (which is ALL THE TIME) - trumpjection.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:35 AM

2. the man is a fucking moron

to use the words of several senior white house officials over the past 18 months.

Is the US controlled by the Saudis because we import oil from them?

Is Ivanka Trump controlled by China because she makes her line of crap products there?

Is Donald Trump controlled by Mexico because he makes his shitty ties there?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:42 AM

3. He is insane and or projecting

Germany is one of the world's leaders in renewable energy.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:03 AM

5. Exactly. Plus Less than 10% of German energy consumption is from natural gas

And Germany has committed to a long-term program of energy independence based on renewable fuel. Trump, of course, can not imagine any form of energy that does not come from noxious fossil fuels.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:11 AM

6. At some points Germany is making so much wind powered electricity they can't use it all

And wind in the North Sea is a constant too.

And Northern Europe is building more.

North Sea Wind Power Hub: A giant wind farm to power all of north Europe

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05/north-sea-wind-power-hub-offshore-wind-farm/

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:29 AM

13. Wonder how Trump reacts when schooled by Europeans about what's really going on there.

For anyone else it would be embarrassing. The simple-minded only see things in black and white. He's too arrogant and America-first to understand how much more advanced and intelligent Europeans are in so many ways. They must be treating him as a petulant child, a belittling which he must really hate.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:16 AM

8. Yep their solar energy program is model. He is lying to cover that up!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:55 AM

4. Wait. I thought he liked Russia?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:18 AM

9. He's projecting, as usual.

He thinks that if he accuses others of stuff that he is doing, it will take the focus off of him doing it.

It's a habit for him.

No one falls for it except his Deplorables. And they are confused by peanut M&Ms.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:14 AM

7. It used to be: someone could be wrong in their opinion about policy. Trump just lies, lies,lies

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:21 AM

10. WTF?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:21 AM

11. Hey Traitor.........................let me give you a clue on German energy consumption asshole

since you are making yourself look like a complete and total ass...............................you are a total embarrassment for stupid, stupid is smarter than you......................


https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/renewables-cover-about-100-german-power-use-first-time-ever


Germany hit 100 renewable energy consumption, while you on the other hand are doing exactly what with our energy consumption....................flying down to Mar a Lago to fucking play golf .................you really are beyond stupid, your dumb........


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough......................vote




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:26 AM

12. How can you be so dumb without feeling ashamed?

Even if you got 70% of the gas from Russia, how can one then draw the conclusion that 70% of the country is controlled or reliant on Russia? It makes no sense. And how could it mean they get 70% of their total energy from Russia? Who is putting these stupid ideas in his head?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:47 AM

14. Fox must be pulling out all the stops right about now

Spinning away and putting lipstick on their pig.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:51 AM

15. Lying pig, knows he's lying but does it anyway for fun and hate.

He ALWAYS accuses others of his own sins to try and cover them up. He's the one who's all in with his master Putin, he's so afraid or in love with him (or both)that he will destroy the entire world if not taken out of office. Destructo-fat will not rest until America as we knew it is no more and Russia takes over huge chunks of eastern Europe, Ukraine first.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:05 AM

16. The man is a walking, talking, disaster

I don't see how we can take much more of this. Getting these talking points from Putin so they can plan more scheming next week?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:11 AM

17. So there are "2 Russias"

HIS "Russia" and then everyone else's "Russia".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:15 AM

18. I see the "Gaslighter in Chief" is at it again...on an international level, against an ally.

I also see that many of our allies (assuming we can still consider them that), are starting to fight back. As victims of abuse do when they see others fighting back.

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