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.
According to some commenters, this is not the first time, Donald Trump has slightly re-written his family’s history.
Trump just said "my father is German, was German. Born in a very wonderful place in Germany." Fred Trump was born in New York. pic.twitter.com/U6eWYPzjrJ— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) April 2, 2019
There were those who brought up earlier speculations about Trump’s lying about his heritage.
Fred Trump masked his German heritage, claiming he was Swedish while renting to Jews in New York. Only when a Swedish museum wanted to do a section on the Trumps (and George Steinbrenner told em to knock it off) did Fred and Donald fess up: We’re German. https://t.co/uVPsmgb4HA https://t.co/XS7JoW3dul— Matt Viser (@mviser) April 3, 2019
Donald Trump himself claimed in his book Trump: The Art of the Deal from 1987 that his father came to America as a boy, having emigrated from SWEDEN.https://t.co/9bBA78oNJA— Auntie Mame (@nitagale) April 3, 2019
Nevertheless, some did not miss another opportunity to mock Donald Trump and have fun.
Trump got confused between his father and his grandfather. Both named Fred. Easy to do. 😜— Sandra (@GoreNielsen) April 3, 2019
Trump: "My father is German, was German. Born in a very wonderful place in Germany."— syl🖤ie (@SassyGirlboss) April 3, 2019
So, you lying again Mr. President!? 😁
Your father Fred Trump, was born in New York
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.
In one day, Trump has:— The Glare (@TheGlare_TM) April 3, 2019
1. Not been able to pronounce the word “origin”
2. Not been able to recall the correct continent of his father’s birth
3. Said wind noise causes cancer
4. Worried about his speech leaking while it was being broadcast live on TV https://t.co/HwVWCOFOfr