The secret Trump plan to wean Europe off of Russian gas in favor of US LNG supplies

Note: This post was first published on Patreon on 11 Jul 2018

US President Donald Trump was busy in Europe making obviously false and inflammatory statements as he met with NATO allies in Brussels today. At first blush, I thought his aim was to provoke for provocation's sake. But upon closer examination, I saw that Trump is trying to win US oil companies business at the expense of the Russians. Let me explain below.
Trump on the 4% defense spending
Before I get into the natural gas issue, let me comment on Trump's NATO defense spending remarks. Trump has suggested that NATO spend 4% of GDP on defense when most NATO countries aren't even spending 2%. Even the US is below the 4% threshold.

So Trump's comments are absurd on their face. There is no way you are going to get NATO nations colle...

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