President Donald Trump tore into Germany’s lack of GDP spending on defense and reliance on Russian natural gas, during a bilateral meeting with NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.
Trump: NATO allies should double their defense spending goals
“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump said in a searing critique over breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel quickly pushed back.
“I myself lived through a part of Germany being controlled by the Soviet Union. And I am very happy that today we are united in freedom,” Merkel said.