“Former US President Donald Trump reiterated that he “stopped” the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline, and current President Joe Biden approved it.

“I stopped him… and he approved the largest pipeline in the world, which goes from Russia to Germany, and we have to protect Germany,” Trump said, speaking in Arizona.

I get along with Putin because it’s good, I get along with him, he gets along with me, but no one has been tougher with Russia than I have,” Trump said.

He also said that he had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the pipeline would be “finished.”

“I asked: we spend billions of dollars to protect you from Russia, and you pay billions and billions of dollars for energy from Russia. What the hell is this?” Trump said.

“I stopped him, and he (Biden) approved him within a couple of weeks. And now they will resume it, they will finish it in a couple of months, and it will be billions and billions of dollars. And they stopped the American pipeline,” Trump said.