That the Banana Republic would let Germany get away with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
US Spares Ally Germany in Sanctions for Nord Stream Pipeline – The U.S. has battled for years to block the pipeline, now 95% complete, though construction has not yet started on its German leg. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany, increasing Russia’s leverage as a vital energy supplier in Europe. The U.S. argues that the pipeline threatens European energy security, heightens Russia’s influence and poses risks to Ukraine and Poland in bypassing both countries.
“The Nord Stream 2 project is in line with our commitment to strengthen our Transatlantic relationships as a matter of national security.”