Trump news – live: President pulls back US troops from Germany after wrongly claiming Nato debt as attack ad shows key Republican ally telling him to ‘go to hell’
Donald Trump speaks at a round table about America's seniors in the White House cabinet room: AP
Donald Trump said he was pulling 9,000 American troops out of Germany after claiming that the country had failed to meet its spending obligations to NATO, despite Berlin's promise to increase its defense alliance contribution to 2 percent of GDP, which is due in 2031 be.
"Why does Germany pay Russia billions of dollars for energy and then should we protect Germany from Russia?" Trump simmered in the White House on Monday.
A Never Trump republican group has since released an attack notice reminding ally Lindsey Graham of his earlier thoughts about the president, whom he referred to as "racial bait, xenophobic, religious fanatics."
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