The Secretary of Defense really needs to sit this stupid whiny little man down and explain how NATO is funded. He tweeted this this morning: [Germany owes]
…vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017
He really does think that once a month or once a year the Presidents and Prime Ministers of NATO members write checks to the United States Treasury. Or maybe they courier bags of cash. I’m convinced of it.
That ain’t how it works.