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Trump Falsely Claims Father Is German-Born, Renews Attacks on NATO Members

HeadlineApr 03, 2019

At an Oval Office meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday, President Trump falsely claimed his father was born in Germany.

President Donald Trump: “Germany, honestly, is not paying their fair share. I have great respect for Angela, and I have great respect for the country. My father is German—right?—was German and born in a—a very wonderful place in Germany.”

Fred Trump was in fact born in the Bronx, in New York City. It was not the first time Trump made the claim. He made the comments as he once again demanded Germany and other NATO countries increase their military spending from 2 to 4 percent of GDP.

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