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Monday, March 27, 2017

OMFG (Update)

Just ran across this story, stemming from The Hairpiece's disastrous meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

President Donald Trump presented a made-up invoice for $375 billion to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their meeting in Washington this month.

Trump alleges that Germany has not been paying its fair share of NATO expenses, but numerous experts have pointed out that his claim is based on a misunderstanding of how the military alliance works.

This goes way beyond idiocy. I'm sure his good buddy Vlad is loving it.

Update: The White House, of course, is denying it. The problem there is, given the Trump/Putin attitude toward our allies, NATO in particular, and Trump's tendency to treat real life, including the presidency, like reality TV, who are we going to believe? The Times of London, or the compulsive liar in the Oval Office?

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