Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Fact Check: Trump Wrongly Says His Father Was Born in Germany

President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO, in the Oval Office on April 2.

President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO, in the Oval Office on April 2.

Photographer: Ron Sachs/Bloomberg
Updated on

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump is confusing his father and grandfather when it comes to his German ancestry.

Meeting Tuesday with NATO's secretary general, Trump reached back into his family history — and missed — as he made the point that Germany should be spending more on its own military budget, to relieve pressure on NATO partners.