Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit | US news | The Guardian

Hello Germany assisted The US in Afghanistan France  and the UK have as well is Australia expected to pay for US bases in Australia? We went to Vietnam and other theatres of war for the US. Trump’s banging his shoe on the public table like Kruschev once did. He does seem Russian doesn’t he? (ODT)

“Germany is the second largest provider of troops, the largest part of our military capacity is offered to Nato and until today we have a strong engagement towards Afghanistan. In that we also defend the interests of the United States.”

This summit is shaping up to be the most divisive in Nato’s 69-year history. Normally, Nato summits are mostly fixed in advance and proceed in an orderly fashion. Trump’s first words signalled this one was not going to be like that.

Merkel and Trump have a one-to-one meeting scheduled for later on Wednesday. According to reports in the US media, Trump is keen to see Merkel replaced as chancellor. His outburst could be part of a strategy to try to undermine her at a time when she is domestically vulnerable.

Source: Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit | US news | The Guardian