The politician wrote on his Truth Social social-media site that while everybody was "talking about the big hurricane barreling into Florida," the situation around the gas pipelines could have more severe consequences.
"Perhaps a far more important event in the longer term was the announcement that the Nord Stream 1 and 2 Pipelines out of Russia (which I brought to the world’s attention as President when I explained how crippling reliance on it could be for Germany and other parts of Europe. Everybody laughed at the time, but they are not laughing anymore!) has been sabotaged. This could lead to major escalation, or war!" Trump insisted.
On Thursday, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported, citing a Swedish coast guard official, that a fourth gas leak had been found on the damaged Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.