As a german i wonder again and again how much trump attacks and insults my country and i wonder what exactly he tries to achieve? 1. The NATO summit in 2014 established that NATO member states must reach the 2% military defense spending by 2014. Germany now has a military defense budget of around 1.3% with a slight rise each year. So Germany actually fullfills the papers we signed. 2. What exactly does he think when he says NATO bills? There are no NATO bills. Trumps rubbish sounds like he believes Germany has to pay something, which it has not. Infact the military defense spending would mean we build up our own military more and add to its capacity. And thats just another point, what does trump believe he achieves with that? USA would not profit from this in any way. If Germany adds more tanks, ships, aircrafts and weapons as well as staff to our military, the contracts usually always go to german defense corporations. Infact contracts are even written in a way that only german corporations can win the contract. Trump must be absolut foolish to believe that Germany would order american build frigates, destroyers, submarines or weapon systems. 3. In trumps most recent rant he said Germany should spend 4% of its GDP on military. Does he know wht this means? We are an economic superpower...if we spend 4% of our GDP on defense, we would build up the 2nd largest military in the world. Our former foreign minister said, we could add 8 aircraft carriers per year to our fleet with such a budget rise. 4. Does he realize that rising our budget needs time of planning? We have limited yard space. The yards dont produce submarines, ships ect on reserve. And last but not least, is Trump and his supporters aware that if we get a stronger military, we demand also more rights? Like a constant seat in the UN security council. More command posts at NATO.