Dmitry Peskov said the United States objections to the new pipeline deal between Russian Federation and Germany are unfair.
Impolitic? Perhaps. But is Trump wrong?
"We consider that it's a question of economic competition and that. the buyers must take their own decision", he said.
The sit-down will mark Putin's first interview with Wallace since September 2005 and his first interview with USA media since June 2017.
It was the most recent in a series of demands and insults that critics fear will undermine the decades-old alliance, coming days before Trump sits down with Putin at the conclusion of his closely watched European trip. He is visibly losing patience.
And as the leader of the bigger military power in the world they have to continue to work with Donald Trump and try to find a way to keep him happy.
Allied NATO defense spending has actually increased on average 3.1 percent since 2014.
Japan, with the world's third-largest economy, spends an even smaller share of its GDP on defense than Germany, 0.9 percent.
Most nations are reluctant to commit major portions of their GDP annually to buying these pricey USA arms, however.
We get hit both ways.
"We're supposed to protect you against Russian Federation but [Germany is] paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation, and I think that's very inappropriate", Trump told Stoltenberg.
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Since the end of the Second World War, the foreign policy views of American conservatism have been about defending America's worldwide power, and expanding it where possible.
Trump, who has linked his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a slim majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union, complained, "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".
United States lawmakers want Trump, both privately with Putin and publicly, to condemn Russia's actions.
And he appears earnest about reducing our massive trade deficits in goods that have been bleeding jobs, plants, equipment, capital and technology overseas.
Speaking at a news conference before leaving Brussels, Trump said he would "of course" raise the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 US election but continued to strike a friendly tone toward Putin, saying he considered him more a "competitor" than an enemy.
The Pentagon did not respond to NBC's request for comment, but a senior administration official told the news outlet that Trump had echoed his public rhetoric about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitments in private "aggressive" meetings with leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member nations. But Emmanuel Macron of France seemed to contradict him.
Trump is reported to have spoken of "grave consequences" if allies did not meet their 2 percent of GDP defense spending targets, saying that the United States could "go our own way" if his demands were not met. "I think he is a great representative for your country".
But when pressed on the figures, he referred only to the $40bn (€34.2bn) in increased spending which allies had promised the alliance since Mr Trump became president.
However, the USA president's next destination is London, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and other officials. But would this really rattle the Germans?
Trump then held an impromptu press conference.
After leading allies to believe that the USA might abandon its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, President Trump reversed course at an impromptu press conference.