First the Biden Administration tried to take credit for the COVID success. Now it’s trying to take credit for Trump foreign policy. Now it’s trying to take credit for Trump foreign policy.Remember how Biden said he was going to do the impossible? a million doses a day. Unheard of he said. What he left out was that we were averaging 983,000 doses a day. Well they’re at it again. We have this for you.
A tense exchange erupted as State Department Spokesman Price was boasting about the administration’s efforts to scale back the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany.
Price said 18 mostly Western companies have made “good-faith efforts to wind down” their involvement with Nord Stream 2.
“This demonstrates that the legislative goals and our actions are having a good effect,” Price said of bipartisan US opposition to the project dating back to former president Donald Trump’s time.
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee then chimed in.
“You guys have only been in office for a month, right? Are you telling me that in the last four weeks these 18 companies all of the sudden decided to say, ‘Oh my God! We better not be doing anything with Nord Stream 2,” Lee said.
“You guys are taking credit for stuff the previous administration did. Yes or no?”
So something that President Trump started back in December of 2019, Price made it seem as if it was something they initiated. See below.
A company laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany says it has stopped construction. The subcontractor, Allseas, says the move was in response to US sanctions. On Friday, President Donald Trump approved sanctions against companies involved in the pipeline’s construction. The US has criticized the project for handing too much power to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised retaliation.