The eye-popping claims, from sources in the German government, broke on the day President Donald Trump was at his golf course
White House officials have denied shock claims President Donald Trump handed Angela Merkel a £300billion ‘bill’ for Nato on her trip to Washington.
The eye-popping claims emerged in the respected Sunday Times newspaper, which quoted sources in the German government.
It was claimed the bill, for money Germany ‘owed’ to the alliance, was handed over during the Chancellor’s visit 10 days ago.
One minister told the newspaper it was “outrageous”, adding: “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side.
“The chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”