Trump says Biden-Putin summit ‘good day for Russia’: ‘We didn’t get anything’

By Samuel Chamberlain. June 17. 2021

Full Article + video of Trump-Hannity interview here: https://nypost.com/2021/06/17/trump-blasts-biden-putin-summit-saying-good-day-for-russia/

Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that his successor’s summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a good day for Russia” and added that “I don’t see what we got out of it.”

“We didn’t get anything. We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing,” Trump told Fox News’ “Hannity”. “We gave up something that is unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, Nord Stream [2], and that pipeline was stopped. It was given back and nothing was gotten for it.”

The Biden administration announced last month that it had waived sanctions against the Russia-owned, Switzerland-based company Nord Stream 2 AG, which is overseeing the construction of a natural gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany under the Black Sea. Lawmakers from both parties consider Nord Stream 2 a security risk that undermines NATO and American interests by binding Germany closer to Russia and depriving Ukraine of key revenue.

“To go ahead and impose sanctions now, I think, would be counterproductive now in terms of our European relations,” Biden told reporters on May 26. “And they know how strongly I feel. And I hope we can work on how they handle it from this point on.”

Trump, who imposed the sanctions when he signed the annual defense bill in late 2019, blasted Germany and America’s other European allies for turning to Russia for their energy needs. 

“I went to Germany and I said, ‘Listen, we protect you with NATO at a very low cost’ … we have 52,000 soldiers over there, which is like a major, major city, frankly. They make a fortune with us, and then they go and they pay Russia billions and billions of dollars for energy.

“So I said, ‘Let’s get this straight’ — to Angela [Merkel] — I said, ‘we protect you and the people that we protect you from, the country, you’re paying billions of dollars. How does that work?’”

The former president went on to claim that European nations “screw us on trade. That’s the only word that’s really descriptive enough, because they are in many ways worse than China, or as bad as China on trade. 

“How many Chevrolets are being sold in Berlin? Not too many. How many Chevrolets are being sold in Paris? Not too many, maybe none. And yet, we sell their products — their wines and their cars and their Mercedes and their BMWs and everything else — we sell it all over our country.”

Turning back to the summit between Biden and Putin, Trump told host Sean Hannity that he “got along really well” with the Russian leader. 

“I think we had a great shot at having an unbelievable relationship with Russia,” the former president said. “It could have been fantastic. It could have been really beneficial to both countries. You know, they need economics and we need things that they have. They have very valuable land in terms of mineral rights and many other things, and a lot of good things could have happened.

“I had a very good relationship with Putin, but nobody treated him tougher.”

2 comments

  • Very true. Trump was tougher. Javelins, NS 2, Start treaty… If Trump was a ruSSian asset, wtf is Biden???

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  • And what did we gat out of Trumps meeting with Putin?
    Well we don’t know because against all diplomatic and security protocols Trump meet with Putin alone with only a Russian interpreter present. Can you imagin the reaction of the Security detail when they learned POTUS would be in a room alone with the Great poisoner himself?
    So Donny what did the US get from Putin that say?
    Not much.
    NSII was on the Fast Track and stayed there.
    Donbas status quo maintained.
    Trump did oppose ALL sanctions against Russia and only signed when there was a Veto proof support.
    But he did hand over the Syrian Kurds to Assad and Putin. And what did he gat for this diplomatic coup?

    Putin publicly offered to trade Ukraine for Eastern Syria with it hydroelectric power dams and massive oil fields.
    They offered Maduro Venezuela in exchange.
    And What did Donny the Deal Maker asks for?
    ZERO!
    Not one damn thing. After a talk with Erdogan he waited 30 minuets and just announced the pulling out of US troops.
    Now that was a good day for Putin.

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