Skip to comments.Trump incorrectly says that his father was born in Germany (making the rounds on MSM)
Posted on 04/03/2019 11:53:54 AM PDT by gattaca
President Trump on Tuesday incorrectly said his father was from Germany while expressing frustration about the countrys payments toward NATO.
"Germany, honestly, is not paying their fair share," Trump said at the White House before noting that he has "great respect" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and "great respect for the country."
"My father is German, was German," he continued. "Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany."
The Washington Post said it as least the third time Trump has made this particular claim about his father, Fred Trump, who was born in New York City in 1905.
Trumps grandfather, Friedrich Trump, was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. in 1885, according to a report from the Post in 2016.
After finding success in the U.S., Friedrich Trump attempted to resettle in Germany, according to The Associated Press. But the Post added that he was expelled in 1905, apparently for emigrating illegally. He returned with his wife to the U.S. when she was pregnant with Fred Trump.
Trump made the claims about his father multiple times in 2018 while discussing relations between the U.S. and European countries.
"Dont forget both of my parents were born in EU sectors, OK?" Trump said in an interview last July. "My mother was Scotland. My father was Germany."
Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born in Scotland.
The Post noted that Trump also mentioned his father being from Germany while attending the NATO summit in Brussels.
"I have great respect for Germany; my father is from Germany," Trump said. "Both of my parents are from the EU, despite the fact they dont treat us well on trade."
I feel the walls closing in.
Conceived in Germany but carried to the US where he was born.
Is THIS all they can come up with?
Oh my, he said father instead of grandfather. That’s never happened before in history. A sure sign he is unfit to be president. Must be a slow news day.
Obviously meant his grandfather.
OK, Trump's father was conceived in Germany...
(Amazing that Germany's immigration laws in 1905 are stronger than ours are in 2019.)
Well if that’s the case he must be impeached.
It’s a bombshell, donchaknow
At least he knows there are 50 states, not 57. Father, grandfather, just a slip of the tongue.
Mr. Burns: “Release the hounds”
Oh man! We’ve got him now!
I guess its a slow news day, he was German, he was conceived in Germany but was born in New York..technically you are where you were conceived am I right, so he was German
He could say it’s part of family lore. It worked for Elizabeth Warren.
Wow, Trump was wrong about something. Is this grounds for impeachment?
Anyone wonder why President Trump might want to intentionally make a public misstatement on family birth place now that Mueller is done ?
Yep, he's definitely nuts.
How many years will this investigation take?
It sounds like there's a possibility that he learned the same thing. The time period is the same.
Hey, if a person can choose their sex why can’t they choose what countries people are born in?
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