Hannity pointed out that Germany is spending billions of dollars on an energy pipeline between them and Russian Federation, and that the country's former chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, is the one leading the business effort.
Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel's government "totally controlled" and "captive to Russian Federation".
"This has been going on for decades and it is disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States and we're going to make it fair".
The president's beef was with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russian Federation to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast, bypassing Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine and doubling the amount of gas Russian Federation can send directly to Germany. Naturally, this one has people concerned the world order as we know it could be upended by next week.
Meanwhile, NATO members in Europe contributed a total of $249.7 billion to their defense budgets and spent an average of 1.46% of GDP. "I have great confidence they'll be spending more".
In the photo were: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
He said the United Kingdom contributes $61 billion, Germany $51 billion and Canada "an embarrassing" $21 billion. While Republicans have not been pushing back on the president, back home, they are pushing back on his rhetoric when it comes to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "For many years I dreamed of freedom, just as many others did - also of the freedom to travel to the United States", she said then. Germans wouldn't agree with that.
In a bid to avoid a row, Stoltenberg replied: "Nato is an alliance of 29 nations and there are sometimes differences..." One rear-guard attempt to disrupt the pipeline would have the European Union extend its energy-market regulations to pipelines such as Nord Stream 2 when only one end touches EU soil.
Hours after the breakfast, Merkel and Trump appeared to play nice as they met along the summit's sidelines.
'President Trump, who spoke first, raised the issue not only to achieve 2 percent, today, but a new barrier - 4 percent, ' Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told reporters, according to the wire service Reuters.
"And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas".
Around eight members of the 29-country military alliance are expected to reach the 2 per cent target this year.
"Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation because they'll be getting 60 to 70% of their energy from Russian Federation and a new pipeline", Trump told Stoltenberg. American officials say the U.S.is itself short of that mark, spending 3.3 percent of its GDP on defense. "Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025".
On day two, leaders will welcome non-NATO partners including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko to the alliance's new glass-and-steel headquarters as they seek to focus on policy rather than politics.
However, Lieberman appeared to signal acknowledgment that Assad would regain control of the Syrian side of the Golan. Spillover fire from Syria's civil war has occasionally landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan.
The right-hander allowed three runs without recording an out in Houston's 6-5, extra-inning victory against Oakland on Tuesday. Astros reliever Ken Giles has been demoted to Triple-A after an outburst during the ninth inning of an Astros win Tuesday.
Public Health England said the risk to the public is low but advised against picking up "needles, syringes or unusual containers". Police say they don't think Sturgess and Rowley visited any of the locations decontaminated after the Skripals' poisoning.
The newly engaged couple headed into Pristine Jewelers to have Hailey's stunning seven carat oval diamond ring to be resized. Baldwin, the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin , shared her own emotional reaction to the news on Twitter shortly after.
Pence himself inadvertently added to those concerns on Tuesday, when asked whether he still supported overturning Roe v. But she also said it is important to recognize the role played by a conservative Republican president.
In January of 2017, Jones was arrested after Cincinnati police say he assaulted a security guard in front of the Millennium Hotel. In February of the following year, he was arrested for obstruction of justice following an incident at his Georgia home.
Lower oil prices are particularly important to USA consumers in the summer months when driving reaches its heaviest. USA oil prices jumped on the news, but later retreated, though were still above the day's lows.
It has 22.5 million customers, attracted by offerings such as English Premier League soccer and "Game of Thrones". Disney has agreed to take ownership of Sky if it succeeds in its effort to purchase 21st Century Fox.
Kevin Anderson , who played at the University of IL , knocked defending champion Roger Federer out of Wimbledon Wednesday. Eventually, Nadal took the set and the match on serve, despite numerous attempts from Del Potro to force another break.
Froome, who fell into a ditch near the end of Saturday's opening stage, arrived safely with most of the peloton. You can never tell who is going to be on a good day or not, but all in all it worked out well for us.
Apple's work on self-driving cars is extremely secretive; just 2,700 "core" employees have access to the project's databases. A lawyer provisionally appointed to represent Zhang did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
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