Ahead of a NATO meeting, the president blasted the German government on Wednesday for backing the new natural gas pipeline link from Russia to Germany.Cause you German folk are supposed to freeze in the dark! I'm being sarcastic
In launching the fresh attack against Germany, Trump waded into a long-running debate about energy security that has split the European UnionGermany is 'totally controlled' by Russia, Trump says from CNBC.
Nord Stream 2 is a pipeline project slated to transport natural gas from eastern Russia to northern Germany, where it would link up with infrastructure that carries fuel to Western Europe. It would run 1,200 kilometers, mostly under the Baltic Sea along the existing Nord Stream pipeline: hence the name Nord Stream 2.
Russian gas giant Gazprom is building Nord Stream 2. Five European companies, including Royal Dutch Shell and Wintershall, are shouldering half the cost of financing the project.Nord Stream is controversial because the US makes it that way!
Why is Nord Stream 2 controversial?Some European countries oppose Nord Stream 2, arguing that it increases Europe’s dependence on Russia and poses threats to their national security. The opposition comes primarily from the Baltic states and former Soviet satellite nations, including Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
There is not one person saying "I don't want heat for my home"
Where does the United States stand?President Barack Obama opposed Nord Stream 2 and President George W. Bush came out against the original Nord Stream prior to its completion in 2011
That policy has carried over into the Trump administration.Hence the controversy