Trump Falsely Claimed that Germany Owes US Money for NATO Protection
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March of 2017Categories: Donald TrumpDonald Trump falsely accused Germany of not paying their fair share to NATO and then falsely claimed that money was owed to the United States. Trump tweeted "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 money countries pay into NATO go into the NATO defense fund and not the treasury of the United States.Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/18/no-germany-doesnt-owe-americ...