Donald Trump has said the President of Russia doesn’t want the US to become a net exporter of energy through fracking and renewed domestic gas and coal production.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the US President discussed his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.
He suggested although the meeting went well and the pair got along, President Putin isn’t pleased with the Republican Party’s policies of enlarging the military and becoming more energy independent.
He said: “If Hillary had won, our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive.
“From day one I want fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy. We’re going to be self-supporting, we just about are now.
“We’re going to be exporting energy – he doesn’t want that. He would like Hillary where she wants to have windmills. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia as you know relies very much on energy.”
President Trump added Putin would “hate” his plans to “open up” the coal, natural gas and fracking industries.
His administration recently pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.