Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the recent explosion of the Nord Stream pipeline during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. When asked about who was responsible for the explosion, Trump made a vague statement, saying, “I don’t want to get our country in trouble, so I won’t answer it.”
However, he did say, “I can tell you who it wasn’t, was Russia. How about when they blamed Russia? They said Russia blew up their own pipeline. You got a kick out of that one too! It wasn’t Russia.”
In September 2022, Carlson suggested that the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines were sabotaged by the Biden administration. He played a clip of Biden from two weeks before the Russia/Ukraine conflict began where the president warned that the pipeline could be ended by the US if Russia invaded Ukraine.
“Looking back, those words seem chilling eight months later. As natural gas pours into the Baltic Sea and into the atmosphere… Could the Biden administration really do something like this?” Carlson asked.
It is clear that Trump and Carlson believe that the Biden administration is behind the pipeline explosions, despite no evidence to support their claims.
The Nord Stream pipeline is a vital source of energy for Europe, and any disruption to its supply could have serious consequences. It is crucial that we find out who is responsible for the explosion and hold them accountable.