Trump reportedly provided a $200B invoice to Merkel for services rendered which she doesn't want to pay.
Trump reportedly gave Merkel a bill for unpaid NATO "dues"https://t.co/xFex2Dmj06— Axios (@axios) March 26, 2017
President Trump reportedly gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel an invoice for over £300 billion in what he deems to be owed contributions to NATO, per The Times of London.
Using 2002 as a starting point — the year Merkel's predecessor Gerhard Schröder pledged to increase defense spending — U.S. officials allegedly calculated the extent to which German defense spending had fallen short of the 2% of GDP target that NATO requires, added the amount together, and then charged interest.
Trump has also reportedly asked his staff to prepare similar calculations for all other NATO members below the 2% target.
If she doesn't pay, all Trump has to do is debit the Germany securities account at the US Fed for the $70B here to the credit of the TGA and tell them all to stick it sideways.
He would at least get that much back against the amount he views as in arrears for Germany as well as any other NATO member with a surplus USD balance identified here: