Former US President Donald Trump accused his successor of numerous giveaways to Russia, as he weighed in on the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva.
The two leaders met at Villa La Grange for their first summit since Biden became president in January to discuss a plethora of issues, including bilateral relations, arms control and human rights.
According to Trump, President Biden “got nothing” from his sit-down with his Russian counterpart.
“I guess the overall is we did not get anything. We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, Nord Stream, and that pipeline was stopped. And it was given back, and nothing was gotten for it. And it was just, it was another day” said Trump, speaking to Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
He added: “I think it was a good day for Russia. I don’t see what we got out of it.”
Speaking from his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, Donald Trump said that while gaining nothing, Joe Biden had capitulated to Russia on the “unbelievably valuable” Nord Stream pipeline.
While blacklisting 13 Russian ships and three companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2 – the nearly-completed pipeline set to bring Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea – in May, the administration of President Biden waived sanctions against Switzerland-registered Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig.