President Trump Presents U.S. LNG Export As Leverage for Baltic Dependence on Russian Energy…

Earlier today President Trump spoke at the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw Poland. Energy use via gas pipelines from Russia is a strong factor in the Baltic states political relationship.

President Trump presented the opportunity to create economic and political breathing room by affirming the U.S. willingness to export LNG (liquified natural gas) to the region.

“Let me be clear about one crucial point. The United States will never use energy to coerce your nations, and we cannot allow others to do so,” President Trump said at a press conference flanked by European leaders. “You don’t want to have a monopoly or a monopolistic situation.”  (NBC article link)

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190 Responses to President Trump Presents U.S. LNG Export As Leverage for Baltic Dependence on Russian Energy…

  1. georgiafl says:

    Liked by 46 people

  2. fleporeblog says:

    One of our fellow Treepers said it best earlier today!

    treehouseron says:
    July 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    President Trump is so hilarious. During the three seas initiative, he said, and I quote….

    “We are sitting on Massive Energy, and we are now Exporters of Energy… so… .whenever you need Energy, Just give us a call.”

    His reply was also great!

    treehouseron says:
    July 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    He treats ‘energy’, like it’s McDonalds’ hamburgers.

    “We are sitting on tons of hamburgers… and we are now Exporters of hamburgers… so…. whenever you need Hamburgers, Just give us a call.”

    Liked by 30 people

  3. treehouseron says:

    Best quote from the video is at 2:15, President Trump says

    “We are sitting on massive Energy… and we are now Exporters of Energy… so… whenever you need Energy, just give us a call”

    Liked by 13 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Sorry for taking away from your post by posting your comments above. You absolutely nailed it! Even in the joint press conference with the Polish President he said gives us 15 minutes and we will have a deal signed. I LOVE HIM! He is so damn proud of getting us where we are with the Energy Revolution that we are currently feeling. He is making millions and billions of dollars for these companies. All he cares about is us and America. God bless him for bragging and telling them and the world that the US is open for sale when it comes to all forms of Energy!

      Vladimir Putin won’t be a happy camper tomorrow when he meets with our President. We can destroy them and their economy through the sale of energy.

      Liked by 26 people

  4. Irons says:

    Miss Kolinda of Croatia looks at our president like she wants a piece of his action! 🙂

    Liked by 12 people

  5. daughnworks247 says:


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  6. mikebrezzze says:

    I bet behind closed doors, Putin wears a pink pussy hat! If he doesn’t now, he damn sure will after Trump is through with his ass!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. treehouseron says:

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  8. NJF says:

    Love our Lion


    Liked by 8 people

  9. Vince says:

    When President Obama travelled to another country, he apologized to that country. When President Trump travels to another country, he tries to sell them something.

    Liked by 20 people

  10. jnearen2013 says:

    I haven’t felt pride in our leadership for 10 years. It feels SO good. The Lion, T-Rex, Wilburine, and Mad Dog just makes my heart swell. God I love these men.

    Liked by 17 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I know what you mean. And even then, I didn’t feel as much pride then as I do now. These are giants.

      Liked by 4 people

      • piper567 says:

        TRUMP said he would hire “killers”…not political hacks.
        I never thought I would so look forward to hearing these men speak lucidly and simply about subjects which, in the past, brought on sleep.
        Wilbur on Trade: gotta hear him!
        Mnuchin on Economy: Don’t miss!
        TRex on reaity: (sundance :Must Read!)
        and so forth.
        TRUMP created the anticipation during The Campaign, now he is delivering.
        Yes, Sylvia: Giants…Its so beyond the imagination considering the ideological driven past 8 yrs.
        And this is now, what, 6 months into the Second American Revolution?
        A friend texted me a minute ago re TRUMP’s Warsaw speech: TRUMP the Disruptor.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I am laughing in delight because I feel that way, too. I can’t honestly remember ever listening to Commerce Secretaries and Treasury Secretaries before. I don’t know if I could name many, if any, of them. Bor-ing!!! But I am transfixed listening to Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin. They make things understandable and interesting. They are fabulous. And of course T Rex!!! These are all really great men. What a blessing.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Minnie says:

            Agree, Sylvia!

            President Trump has renewed our faith and support in leadership.

            I draw a blank from the end of President Reagan (my first general election) term and 2015!!

            Now? I’m glued to the Treehouse, seriously so.

            Good thing it’s a good thing or I may need a 12-step program 😁

            Love you, all ❤️

            Liked by 4 people

        • topavalley says:

          I was busy today. Jury duty. I love coming here to celebrate! Thank you, CTH, for the coverage that we cannot find elsewhere and for building a site with such fantastic analysis and a following of astute patriots.

          Liked by 4 people

  11. jnearen2013 says:

    I haven’t felt pride in our leadership for 10 years. It feels SO good. The Lion, T-Rex, Wilburine, and Mad Dog just makes my heart swell. God I love these men.

    Liked by 11 people

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  13. MIKE says:

    Ha Ha…Looks like badVladimir Putin is gonna need some new Gazprom dates…

    Liked by 2 people

  14. sundance says:

    Liked by 37 people

    • treehouseron says:

      She also has a long history, like President Trump, of winning constantly and never losing. Winners know Winners.

      Liked by 8 people

    • BebeTarget says:

      Another example of God’s sense of humor and irony.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Minnie says:


      And we are witnessing history, the kind that will be memorialized.

      Regardless, I’m creating my own memoirs for future family generations.

      With the help of Sundance, Menagerie and all the Treepers, I’ve printed out numerous essays. Will soon find time to categorize and bind them 👍

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  15. luke says:

    It’s called taking Vlad’s market share. Russia had to know Trump would be a threat to export energy. Anyone that thinks Putin would rather deal with Trump as opposed to Clinton is insane….but I guess we know that.

    Liked by 12 people

  16. treehouseron says:

    So, I’ve been noticing her last name is “Grabar”… but now I’ve been corrected, it’s “Grabar-Kit” arovic.

    Cannot make this stuff up.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. RC says:

    There is the old adage about giving-versus-teaching a person to fish. Yes indeed, the US can sell Europe all the natural gas they may need for the next 10 years and beyond.

    But, President Trump might have also told the Three-Seas nations that they are sitting on huge SHALE DEPOSITS and offered to SELL them the FRACKING technology.

    Shale underlies 100% of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania; 60% of Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia, 50% of Ukraine, 30% of Poland. Talk about clean energy independence for the next 200 years !

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  18. Sayit2016 says:

    I think it was a good day for President Trump—tomorrow will be the same ; )

    Liked by 11 people

  19. lfhbrave says:

    I know I’m slow, just now realize it all makes sense why Rex T. was picked as SoS. POTUS planned this all along to use “Energy” as his potent weapon both in the U.S. domestic economy and international power plays at the very beginning of his administration. There is no one better suited than Rex T. to implement this strategy..

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  20. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    LNG, and oil is not only fuel to power something else. It is feed stock for a lot of plastics, pharmaceuticals, and assorted other materials. The energy sector just may drive another renaissance… If nothing else, a bunch of other industries to get the fuel to the point where it is needed…

    Liked by 5 people

    • georgiafl says:

      ….and as we see today, can be a weapon against tyranny, blackmail, control and coercion.

      Liked by 5 people

      • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

        You know, you bring up a darn good point. Look at Valenzuela today… They sit on energy reserves that can drive OPEC into oblivion. In spite of that immense wealth, the tyrants who are in control of that country have driven it into despair and poverty. Only the people of Venezuela can determine the moment they will throw off the shackles of their oppressive leaders. Poland will have a choice of energy supplier. Germany is miffed because the elite know their people have a choice. Russia is miffed because they may lose a means to control others. Fascinating times to be witness to…

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    • thluckyone says:

      BLESS YOU, Paco for bringing this to us! I didn’t see it on the website you shared with us but I think our RAILROADS are also researching LNG for locomotives (to run those huge generators that power the engines). THANKS!


  21. Jimmy Jack says:

    I hate that Trump will be in Hamburg on 7/7. Muslim extremists have called for terror attacks on that date and Hamburg is over 40% Muslim. I believe some of th 9/11 hijackers came through This cell. Plus the wacky leftists are already setting it ablaze.

    That commie mayor Deblasio has rushed there to protest and do his globalist handlers bidding.

    I don’t like it one bit even though I so enjoyed the Poland visits and speech thus AM.

    Lord protect our President. Bind any band that is raised against him and his family. Amen.

    Liked by 12 people

  22. georgiafl says:

    Meanwhile back home – BOOM!!!

    Liked by 13 people

  23. wheatietoo says:

    I love how he was pitching our US products in his statement.
    So very cool.

    He was basically saying…
    ‘We want you to prosper and we will help with that, however we can. We hope that you will buy some of our fine products when you can.’

    We’ve never had this before: a President who is promoting our country on the world stage.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Minnie says:

      It’s glorious to behold ❤️

      I seriously feel 10 years younger, today.

      Liked by 3 people

    • thluckyone says:

      wheati, maybe you or someone else said it before now but our President is also LOUDLY supporting faith and trust in the Only Living God in Christ (without preaching or talking down to anyone), right out there in front of God and EVERYBODY! LOL!.

      And when our President says, “…we don’t worship Government, we worship GOD” he is subtlety separating Nation from Church and also rejecting Islam. And ALSO rejecting globalism (and probably other ideologies I don’t even recognize).

      Islam can be thought of as a collectivist ideology wherein the victims / hostages / slaves of Islam must “worship” the COMBINED concept of Mosque and Sharia. “All law must be for Allah”, therefore the Mosque IS the sharia / state. The collectivist community (the “ummah”) is controller / big brother / is “god”.

      Globalism can be perceived as a collectivist ideology where also the populace is enslaved and held hostage. The slaves of globalism must surrender both their faith in Almighty God and also, all “authority” to the globalist autocrats. The globalist “ideology” becomes the “god” of control for the slaves.

      Our President’s seemingly simple statement is constitutionally wholesome, Biblically sound and “outrageous” to those who would enslave the vulnerable and the undiscerning. And I wholeheartedly agree: “We’ve never had this before…” and I know I will never live to see anything like him again.

      Still, when my time comes I can exit with songs of praise to God for His mercy and thanksgiving that I’ve been allowed to live to see this Lion declaring “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is our Savior – and there IS no other”. Amen.

      Liked by 6 people

  24. Bl says:

    I love Trump to death, but I’m tired of this ‘let’s stick it to Putin’ narrative. There are far more dangerous leaders in that room.


    • K2P2 Ribbing says:

      I think you’re missing the point! President Trump is talking to those who are under Putin’s thumb because Putin controls the oil and gas flow into their countries (as well as the price). So actually, Trump’s not so much trying to “stick it to Putin” as he is trying to “Make America Great Again”!


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    • SEJMON says:

      B1 …agree with you just looks in Congress.-globalists ,rinos, neocons ,uni-party clowns ,demoncrats .Like him or not PDJT will have to deal with VVP with any major world issues…

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      • G. Combs says:

        That is why I am hoping Putin and Trump strike a great deal and unite AGAINST their common enemy the globalists.

        Both have degrees in economics and both are Christian Nationalists who love their countries. Trump has repeatedly said he wants Win-Win deals because he knows those are the long lasting deals. Since both understand economics they both understand that mutually beneficial commerce make BOTH countries/peoples wealthier.

        Most of the ‘Putin is evil’ crap is coming from our very slanted media (PRO George Soro). Is he an ‘Angel’ of course not but he has been very good for his country and has handled crisis calmly and delicately.

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        • Minnie says:

          “Is he an angel, of course not”

          By comparison to Fat Boy, I agree.

          Mr. President is a genius and he acts in the best interests of America because he LOVES our country.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Kaco says:

      Yeah, but look at Russia’s allies. Now apparently siding with North Korea?

      Liked by 1 person

      • unconqueredone says:

        Beat me to it. Per SD’s take on Trump pressuring China, it might be reasonable to project the same is happening with Russia. Show the economic stress that can be leveraged suggesting that NK nukes/ICBM’s are harmful to their economies.


  25. Aintree77 says:

    It was a great speech and Poland was the perfect first stop before meeting G20 leaders like open borders Merkel.

    I wonder how many young Westerners knew about the appalling hardships and brutal dictatorial regimes that the Polish people had to endure and overcome to be the free and independent nation they are today. If they listened to President Trump’s speech they learned much about it.
    I have believed the world needed a Trump presidency before he was elected and his words today confirm that belief IMO. Here are 2 of the best quotes:

    “And so, I am here today not just to visit an old ally, but to hold it up as an example for others who seek freedom and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization…”
    “…Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph.”

    Quite a different and saner message than Frau Merkel’s.

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    • unconqueredone says:

      Young western students aren’t taught that kind of history for the most part. They haven’t a clue about Polish history, and I’d wager that less than 10% can place it on the map. Too busy with all the special (place special interest group here) history months.


  26. Donna of Oregon says:

    Every time our President is on the world stage the shackles of Progressive oppression are loosened. The world breathes a sigh of relief.

    Liked by 11 people

  27. Scotty19541 says:

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  28. treehouseron says:

    The whole deal with Russia is, President Trump isn’t trying to instigate Putin. He’s not going to be combative with Putin. They’ll get along great… we’ll make deals with Russia, all of this will be win win for both sides.

    However…. like all Alpha Males, he threw a little check @ Putin today by stealing away one of their little Natural Gas contracts. This is Big-League stuff, Putin plays the same games and will not be offended by this.

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  29. john lorenz says:

    we become a natural gas alternative for Europe and control world oil supply with Saudis and Russia and Iran could be hurting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fangdog says:

      It is kinda like a teenager living at home. The teenager gets his first job and the home parental control takes on a little different sway.

      Liked by 1 person

    • thluckyone says:

      John L., Wouldn’t you just love to see the ayatollahs come to our Lion with a MUCH LESS arrogant attitude? Ohbummah had a MAJOR chance to set Iran free but – of course – he didn’t WANT Iran to be free.

      Our Lion, however, wants ALL people to be free and prosperous.


  30. Owlen Rose says:

    I wonder if OPEC sent out an invite for us to join. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  31. I wonder if New York State and Maryland are seeing the $$’s slip away, far, far, away..??…and so will their governorship’s if they continue to allow the few rich elitists to control their entire states.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Minnie says:

      Shhhhhhh 😜

      We will, of course, need to right the ship but “impossible is a starting point” according to Mr. President.

      Works for me 😁

      Liked by 2 people

  32. millwright says:

    I suspect Una Merkel’s agonizing over losing her position as “the straw that stirs the EU drink” ! He*ll she probably wants to be able to tell other nations what to drink ! POTUS Trump’s pledge of LNG for not only Poland, but other 3-Seas nations is going to play well in an area – cultures with a historical knowledge and folklore – of being invaded and threatened by outside economic pressures . Its not going to make Russian Premier Putin – and Gazprom – happy either. Nordstrom 2 isn’t going to be the noose that restrains Eastern Europe .

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  33. MVW says:

    Trump-Putin drama build up is for ratings, and DJT is a consummate ratings orchestrator.

    Putin is all about oil… until he can broaden the Russian economy out. Trump has just made the US a huge player in world oil especially in the market that Russia sells to Bigly. Trump is all about negotiation advantage. Trump does not want to take Russia down, Russia is an ally as Islam is the real problem. The rest is blowing smoke.

    Merkel has cut Germany off at the knees by the ‘Global Warming’ politics which killed German shale and coal. She thought she had the US hobbling Paris Treaty in the bag, the theory was Hillary would win and secure that. Merkel is the European village idiot.

    China is all about China. There is no Globalist foothold in China. South China Sea military island base work is all about South China Sea oil or whatever.

    NK is pure China negotiation tactics, and likely China is doing exactly what Trump wants. Why? Bankshot, Japan, South Korea trade negotiations.


  34. Johnny Bravo says:

    Excuse my ignorance on world economics, but the E.U. surely cannot register a value whilst the member states do also in the list?

    Given the 16T alongside the E.U. I presume that figure should be taken away from the total so that the U.S. retains its 18T against a corrected 59T world GDP, or am I missing something?

    Maybe it was put together by the democrats and 15-20T between friends doesn’t ever matter to them, it’s all above their heads!!!


  35. Mike diamond says:

    President trump is for is for real ! He gets things done !


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