Trump said that the U.S. ‘must be paid more’ to defend Germany

On Saturday President Donald Trump said that: “Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and as a result of that the U.S. “must be paid more” for providing defense”, stating that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain, if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance.

Trump’s tweet from his Florida resort, where he was spending the weekend, came the day after his first meeting with Germany’s leader. When a German reporter asked Trump if he regrets any of his commentary on Twitter, Trump said, “Very seldom.”

Here is what he wrote in his tweet: “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” the president wrote. “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!”