Merkel Fires Back at Trump: Germany Makes 'Independent Decisions'


Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Germany makes "independent decisions", firing back at US President Donald Trump after he accused Berlin of being a "captive" of Russia.

"I myself have also experienced a part of Germany being occupied by the Soviet Union," Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, said as she arrived at a tense NATO summit.

"I am very glad that we are united today in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and that we can therefore also make our own independent policies and make our own independent decisions."

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Thumb doodle-dude 10 months

then step up to the plate and fulfill your defense commitments instead of relying on the USA for defense. You spend 1.2% of your GDP on defense versus the minimum 2% stipulated by NATO.