Trump's Meeting With Angela Merkel Goes Awry When He Hands Her An Invoice

Trump's Meeting With Angela Merkel Goes Awry When He Hands Her An Invoice

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The bill has been backdated to 2002, the year Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor Merkel's predecessor, announced he would spend more on defense.

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A calculation by The Times of London suggests backdating the bill brings the total to $312 billion––and that's only for the shortfall in spending.

The bill would also include about $62 billion in interest.

The move followed a highly contentious meeting in which the president refused to shake the chancellor's hand.

He had something to say about that, too.


H/T: The Independent, Slate, The Times of London

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