Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel via Twitter — just hours after meeting with her at the White House — that Germany would be held accountable for its share of the NATO defense budget: I
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!
Merkel Warns: 'U.S. No Longer a Reliable Ally for Europe'
The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days. We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands.
To which she added that "we have to fight for our own destiny."
The translation of both: NATO needs to change and change will require NATO countries to pay more.