Donald Trump pulled a mafia-style racketeering scheme on one of our closest allies by presenting German chancellor Angela Merkel with a bill for $375 billion owed to the U.S. for NATO ‘dues.’ Shameful and childish.
The Sunday Times: “Donald Trump handed the German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” Nato for defending it when they met last weekend, German government sources have revealed.”
“The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister.”
“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,” the minister said.”
I wonder what he would do if Merkel told Trump to get U.S. military assets out of her country and who will he call when there’s an international crisis for which he needs Germany’s help?