Trump Meets Merkel After Calling Germany ‘Captive’ To Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels for hastily announced one-on-one talks just hours after Trump lashed out at Germany over defense spending and accused it of being “captive” to Russia for energy. Speaking after their July 11 meeting, Trump told reporters he had raised his concerns about Germany’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline deal with Russia.