During his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this month, President Donald Trump reportedly gave the chancellor an invoice totaling £300 billion. The bill represents the amount Trump says Germany owes NATO going back to 2002, when then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder promised to increase German contributions to the Atlantic alliance.
Also included in the invoice was £50 billion in interest.
Merkel reportedly ignored the invoice. But the insult has not gone unnoticed in Berlin, with a German government official being quoted by the Times of London as calling the move “outrageous.”