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Trump Flips Off Germany, NATO at Summit
Just before the big meeting with Putin, Trump writes off Germany as a colony of Moscow.
As dreaded, Trump used the NATO summit to insult America’s closest allies. NATO countries do tend to ghost on their bills, but Trump still has no idea how the alliance works or how to improve it.
Welcome to Rabbit Hole. Let’s break down the grievances one by one.
Why we can’t have nice things: The most explosive moment came during a meeting between Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump lit into Germany for its joint-gas pipeline with Russia (his math was wrong, naturally).