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Germany must pay US more for pricey defense, tweets Trump

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The United States (US) provides Germany “very expensive” defense and the latter must pay the US more for it, according to US President Donald Trump.

He said this through a tweet on March 18 following his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but not before calling the meeting “great.”

“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes…..” he tweeted on March 18, according to a The Sydney Morning Herald article published online on March 19.

He continued in another tweet, “…vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!”

NATO refers to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.