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Biden, Kerry Criticized Germany-Russia Pipeline Deal Too!

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Once again, leftists are up in arms about President Donald Trump saying what previous administrations have already said.

The media and Democrats are doing a collective spit-take when Trump accused Germany of being in the back pocket of Russia for the massive oil and gas pipeline they approved, which will provide as much as 40 percent of that country’s energy.

To top it off, the pipeline bypasses Eastern Europe, which politically destabilizes the region.

Trump might use less-than-diplomatic language, but these are the same concerns the Obama Administration had when the new pipeline was announced.

The Nord Stream 2 is a 800-mile pipeline project which would transport natural gas from eastern Russia to northern Germany via the Baltic Sea, The Washington Free Beacon reports. It would run parallel to the existing Nord Stream pipeline. Along with Washington, Eastern European countries formerly under the Soviet Union’s shadow oppose it because they say it would increase European reliance on Russia and threaten their national security.

Trump accused Germany of being “totally controlled” by the Russians for purchasing so much natural gas from them.

“Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that’s appropriate, because I think it’s not, and I think it’s a very bad thing for NATO,” Trump said.

But just two years ago, former Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden expressed the same concerns to our European allies. They warned of the negatives of the pipeline, saying it would have “an adverse impact” and was “fundamentally a bad deal for Europe.”

“We’re also going to discuss one other specific issue of deep concern to me and to everybody here, and I think that’s the Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” Kerry said. “This project has provoked a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are convinced would absolutely have an adverse impact on Ukraine, on Slovakia, and Eastern Europe. And we cannot lose sight of that.”

The State Department even tweeted out Kerry’s remakrs when he made them in May 2016.

Of course, all that was apparently forgotten when Kerry called Trump’s comments” disgraceful” and “destructive.”

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