President Trump is continuing his late night tweeting from Brussels, and his criticism of NATO countries.
It is 1:33 a.m. local time, and Trump just tweeted:
Some background: Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia because it buys energy from Moscow. He went on to complain that the United States is expected to "defend them against Russia," despite Germany making "billions of dollars" in energy payments to Moscow.
Trump's comments were a remarkable criticism for a US president to make about a close US ally and is likely to increase tensions between the US and its European allies. Indeed, while Trump singled out Germany, he also noted that "numerous" NATO countries have made pipeline deals with Russia.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen preemptively rebuffed concerns about any German "dependency" on Russia, telling CNN's Christiane Amanpour Germany has "a very diverse mix of energy supplies."