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    Although Fred Trump enterd the world in the Bronx, New York City to a family of immigrants from the German state of Bavaria, his son Donald seemed to get lost in his ancestral history and stated that his father had been born outside the US.

    US President Donald Trump attempted to scold Germany once again over its military spending during a meeting with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and brought up his ancestry to express utmost respect for the country and its head of state, Chancellor Angela Merkel.

     “I have great respect for Angela, and I have great respect for the country. My father is German, right, was German, and born in a very wonderful place in Germany, and so I have a great feeling for Germany, but they’re not paying what they should be paying", he said.

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    However, the ancestry argument did not quite work out as journalists and netizens gave him a hard time for allegedly incorrectly stating his father's bithplace. According to the open-source information, although Fred Trump (whose first name is actually Friedrich) was born to a German family from Bavaria, he came into the world in the Bronx, New York City. It was Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich, who was reportedly born in Germany, then immigrated to the US in 1885 before founding the clan of real estate moguls and one US president.

     According to some commenters, this is not the first time, Donald Trump has slightly re-written his family’s history.

    ​There were those who brought up earlier speculations about Trump’s lying about his heritage. 

    ​Nevertheless, some did not miss another opportunity to mock Donald Trump and have fun.

    ​Others recalled his crusade against former US President Barack Obama over allegedly being born in Kenya and concealing this.

    ​Some doubted his mental capacity over this misstatement and other mishaps.

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