Donald Trump criticized the European Union and said the EU is using the US. This opinion was expressed by the American leader on Thursday, August 13, in an interview with Maria Bartiromo, host of Fox Business TV channel.
“The EU is almost as bad as China. They use us heavily in NATO, they don’t pay their contributions,” Trump quotes Teletrader.
He noted that Germany spends billions of dollars, pays Russia for oil and gas, while the United States also protects Berlin.
Currently, the U.S. insists on Germany’s refusal to support the project to build the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline.
In particular, U.S. senators have demanded from the operator of the port of Mukran to stop helping to complete the pipeline, threatening with “financial destruction”.