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Politics Schumer, Pelosi: Trump's Germany comments an 'embarrassment'

18:12  11 july  2018
18:12  11 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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“President Trump ’ s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany , is an embarrassment ,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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Congressional Democratic leadership blasted President Trump on Wednesday after he called Germany a "captive" of Russia, saying his comments at a NATO meeting are an "embarrassment."

"President Trump's brazen insults and denigration of one of America's most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin than to our NATO allies," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement.

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Trump sparked a war of words with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he said a gas pipeline deal with Russia made the country a "captive" to Moscow and urged the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to assess the situation. Merkel fired back, saying that the country is "united in freedom."

The NATO meeting in Brussels comes ahead of a one-on-one between Trump and Putin scheduled for early next week. The meeting has sparked concerns in Europe, as well as with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who worry Trump could end up making major concessions.

Schumer and Pelosi added on Wednesday that if Trump leaves the Putin meeting without "ironclad assurances and concrete steps toward a full cessation of Russian attacks on our democracy," it will be a "failure" and a "grave step backward for the future of the international order and global security."

"The president needs to remember that, as Commander-in-Chief, his duty is to protect the American people from foreign threats, not to sell out our democracy to Putin," they added.

Schumer blasts Trump’s ‘pathetic’ walk back on Russia comments .
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