HAHAHA! We are LOVING this!
When Trump met with Merkel, it wasn’t the most friendliest of get-togethers. But what was awesome was Trump’s gift for the Chancellor. He presented her with an invoice demanding hundreds of billions in money he feels is owed to NATO by Germany. Billions that the U.S. has paid for!
According to the Sunday Times, German officials admitted that Merkel received the invoice handed to her by Trump and called it “outrageous.”
“The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations,” a German minister stated.
After their meeting, Trump took to Twitter and voiced his opinion that Germany was not paying it’s fair share of NATO expenses (which it isn’t), leaving the U.S. to make up the difference.
“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!”
The President’s invoice is requesting over $300 billion in reparations based on the Trump admin’s demand that Germany contribute 2 percent of their GDP dating back to 2012 — and, you know, plus the interest.
A source close to Merkel said the German chancellor “ignored” the invoice, saying this about Trump,
“The president has a very unorthodox view on NATO defense spending. The alliance is not a club with a membership fee. The commitments relate to countries’ investment in their defense budgets.”
No, it’s not a club (although that is debatable) but when we pay most of the money to protect your butt, you better show us some insane respect or start paying up. Which is it going to be, Chancellor?