Donald Trump Still Doesn't Know Where His Dad Was Born
President Donald Trump has claimed his father was born in Germany, for at least the third time in a year.
While at a press briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, Trump made the claim about his dad, Fred.
“My father is German, was German,” he said.
“Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany.”
Except he wasn't. Fred Trump was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1905.
Trump's grandfather, Friedrich was born in Germany and moved to the U.S. as a 16-year-old. He returned to his hometown of Kallstadt, in the then-Kingdom of Bavaria, where he married Elizabeth Christ.
The couple permanently moved to New York in 1905, when Friedrich was ordered out the country for avoiding mandatory military service.
It is widely believed that Fred was conceived in Germany, but he wasn't born there.
He has a history of telling NATO his father is German, telling a summit in Brussels both his parents were from Europe (which is half right, his mother was a Scottish immigrant).
"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 don't treat us well on trade."
Days later, he told reporters the same thing while speaking about the EU.
"Don't forget both my parents were born in EU sectors, OK?" Trump said.
"I mean, my mother was Scotland, my father was Germany. You know I love those countries."
Trump made the most recent comments while complaining that Germany was not paying its "fair share" to NATO.