Angela Merkel Owes Trump 'One Trillion Dollars,' According to Trump

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Here we are, waiting for 9 PM, the witching hour, with dread. Happy Monday!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel owes Donald Trump “one trillion dollars” over NATO defense costs, according to Donald Trump. Seems like their first meeting went really well. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner profits from healthcare organizations that service ICE detention centers. [Politico]
  • Life is so hard when you work to support a wannabe-dictator! [Washington Post]
  • EPA employees cheered when Scott Pruitt resigned. [Washington Post]
  • Nancy Pelosi is (pro) LGBTQ. [Rolling Stone]
  • Donald Trump’s longtime former personal driver is suing him for 3,000 hours of backpay. The stories this guy could probably tell...! [Politico]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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I don’t math well but his numbers don’t add up.

Germany is at 1%, the U.S. is at 4%

U.S. By some accounts, the U.S. is paying for 90% of NATO

Are we paying 4% or 90%?  Or is he just making shit up again knowing that he supporters won’t look into it?