Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Trump's statement marked an escalation of a USA campaign to talk down Russian gas supplies to Europe in an attempt to push the US energy sector instead.
Tensions between Washington and Berlin over the pipeline flared in May, with State Department envoys warning that the USA might impose sanctions to prevent the Gazprom-sponsored Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Most Eastern European countries have expressed their concern over the pipeline project over the years, claiming it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russian Federation will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe.
"Germany is captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia", Trump said, referring to Berlin's deal for the gas pipeline. "We're supposed to be protecting you from Russian Federation, but why are you paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation for energy?" Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next Monday.
Angelique Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko to meet in Wimbledon last four
Goerges also battled back from a set down to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1 in the last of the women's quarter-finals. By the time she flubbed a backhand while falling behind 5-1 in the second, she dropped her racket and screamed.
It's not clear whether Trump's goal in targeting Merkel this morning was to shame Germany into putting more money into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or to encourage the Germans to buy more natural gas from the United States.
"I don't know what he means by that", she said.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is scheduled to be put into operation in late 2019.
"It will be very beneficial for Ukraine". And the recent discussion on tariffs for metals [aluminum and steel] really concerns them. In Department believe that the pipeline would undermine energy security and stability of Europe.
British-US trade deal possible after Brexit, say May and Trump
Trump also told The Sun that May had ignored his advice on Brexit, telling the paper that "I would have done it much differently". I haven't been there in a long time. "I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly", he said.
Freeland has been a vocal opponent of Russian meddling in the affairs of democratic countries.
"We discussed it with Ukraine", Freeland said. "The two-week shutdown allows us to maintain our highest standards", Nord Stream AG's Managing Director Alexey Zaytsev pointed out.
"I'm very happy today that we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany, and can thus say that we can determine our own policies and make our own decisions - and that's very good".
Galaxy Note 9 Release Date May Be August 24th
The extra camera isn't confirmed whether it's on the front or back so what the additional lens would be for is not entirely clear. Today, it is the latter, and a new rumor about who we are interested in, rumour from the very populated The Bell .