Trump has put Merkel multibillion-dollar bill for defence – media

The President of the United States Donald trump presented during the meeting on 17 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel account in the amount of 300 billion pounds (375 billion U.S. dollars) that Germany “needs” NATO for the defense. This was reported by a source in the German government, wrote the newspaper The Sunday times.

According to the interlocutor of the edition, the purpose of such action “to intimidate the other side, but the Chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”

After meeting with Merkel trump wrote in his Twitter that Berlin has “huge amounts of money, NATO and the United States.” According to him, Germany should pay “for a powerful and very expensive defense”, which was granted.

Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 18 March 2017 R.

…vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, the defense it provides to Germany!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 18 March 2017 R.

During a meeting with the German Chancellor and the American President said that US allies in NATO are required to pay “fair share for defense”.

In turn, the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen said on March 19 that Berlin has no debt to NATO. She explained that defense spending include the funding of UN peacekeeping missions, “European missions” and the fight against terrorist organization “Islamic state” (LIH).

We will remind, on March 17 at the Washington meeting of Angela Merkel and Donald trump. Among other issues discussed, was also raised and the Ukrainian question.