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No Handshake, No Warm Words - Trump Meets Merkel

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by searcher, Mar 17, 2017.



  1. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    No Oval Office handshake, no warm words about her country, a lecture on immigration and a wiretapping smack: Even Ivanka can't lift Trump's VERY chilly summit with Germany's Merkel
    • The leaders of the Western world's most influential counties are meeting face-to-face for the first time today
    • Will discuss strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine's conflict on Friday
    • President Donald Trump spent much of 2016 bashing the chancellor
    • Angela Merkel shared a strong bond with President Barack Obama


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4324542/Trump-Merkel-hold-face-face-talks-White-House.html#ixzz4bc5dR86r
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    Good, Merkel is a witch!
     
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    Wasn't she a commie in East Germany?
     
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    Lecture on immigration? That's like a lecture from Jarred from subway about child safety.

    There is no NATO without the USA, they need to show some respect if they want our help.

    Trump is our head of state, if you are German, why do you care about our immigration policy? Why does she want our borders to be unsecured?
     
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    Isn't the woman supposed to offer her hand first?
     
  7. hammerhead

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    I read the article. It is nothing like the what the headline wants you to think it is. Surprise.

    handshake.jpg
     
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    Some good photos too.

    ivanka.jpg
     
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    I think they'd like to present Trump as uncouth. He is business man. He knows how to conduct business
     
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    Angela Merkel is an obedient toady to her masters. Or in bikers' language, she is the "bitch". Where is the surprise that she gets the attention that she has set herself up for?
     
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    'Unsophisticated and self-absorbed': German press round on Trump after he refuses to shake Angela Merkel's hand
    • German press branded Angela Merkel's meeting with Donald Trump 'awkward'
    • Tabloid Bild ran a picture of the two leaders sitting awkwardly next to each other
    • Weekly news magazine Der Spiegel emphasised the difference between the two
    • US reporters praised their German colleagues for their tough line of questioning


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    it was great how president Trump brought up the wire tapping of Merkel by Obama high lighting what a tool she is.
     
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    Looks like the intended message was sent by Trump and received loud and clear by the MSM
     
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    All other things aside I just don't identify with the notion of a historically relevant country being ran by someone named 'Angela'.
     
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    Trump handed £300B NATO 'invoice' to German chancellor: report
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    Mallory Shelbourne10 hrs ago


    President Trump gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a staff-created bill for NATO defenses estimated at 300 billion, The Times of London reported on Sunday.

    Trump reportedly handed Merkel the invoice during her trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

    "The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations," a German minister told the newspaper.

    Merkel "ignored the provocation," of the bill, the Times reported.

    The White House disputed the reports on Sunday afternoon and told The Hill the story is false.

    Trump during his presidential campaign railed against the NATO alliance and has called for member countries to increase defense spending to support the organization.

    The Independent reported that the "invoice" listed a total, as estimated by Trump's aides, to cover Germany's unpaid contributions.

    In 2014, NATO countries pledge to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. The Independent reported that Trump told aides to calculate how much German spending fell below that 2 percent mark in the past 12 years -- backdating the invoice to when Merkel's predecessor was in charge -- then add interest.

    In a joint press conference with Merkel during her visit, Trump told reporters that he emphasized the United States' commitment to NATO and the need for allies to increase defense spending.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cellor-report/ar-BByPedU?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
     
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    Ivanka ist ein Berliner! First daughter lands in Germany and meets the Dutch Queen as she prepares to address high-powered summit on Merkel's invitation
    • Ivanka Trump has landed in Berlin where she'll take part in Women's 20 Summit
    • This marks the first daughter's first solo trip as an official White House official
    • Ivanka, who converted to Judaism, will visit a Holocaust memorial in Berlin today
    • Much has been made of trip after Merkel and Donald Trump's meeting in March


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4442752/Ivanka-ist-ein-Berliner-daughter-lands-Germany.html#ixzz4fG6EkwnZ
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    Merkel vs Trump: German leader warns that Europe can no longer rely on Donald's America and Europe must take 'destiny into our own hands' after stormy G7 Summit
    • Merkel came to the realization after what she 'experienced in the past few days'
    • The German leader had spent time with Donald Trump during the G7 Summit
    • 'The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over,' she said
    • Merkel described her frustration with Trump's failure to agree to a deal that would see the US remain in the Paris climate accord as 'very unsatisfactory'


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    I see this as exceptional news.
     
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    Buck Fabian Society Gold Chaser

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    "Well, there goes that gravy train"
     
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    Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

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    Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

    "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.

    "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands," she added.

    While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, "we have to fight for our own destiny", Merkel went on.

    Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.

    The chancellor had just returned from a G7 summit which wound up Saturday without a deal between the US and the other six major advanced nations on upholding the 2015 Paris climate accords.

    Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the "six against one" discussion "very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory".

    Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter Sunday, writing: "Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!"

    The US president had earlier tweeted that he would reveal whether or not the US would stick to the global emissions deal -- which he pledged to jettison on the campaign trail -- only next week.

    On a previous leg of his first trip abroad as president, Trump had repeated past criticism of NATO allies for failing to meet the defensive alliance's military spending commitment of two percent of GDP.

    Observers noted that he neglected to publicly endorse the pact's Article Five, which guarantees that member countries will aid the others they are attacked.

    The omission was especially striking as he unveiled a memorial to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the US, the only time the mutual defence clause has been triggered.

    Trump also reportedly described German trade practices as "bad, very bad," in Brussels talks last week, complaining that Europe's largest economy sells too many cars to the US.

    Sunday's event saw Merkel renew bonds with the Christian Social Union (CSU), Bavarian sister party to her own centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), ahead of a parliamentary vote in September.

    Polls show the chancellor, in power since 2005, on course to be re-elected for a fourth term.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...able-partners/ar-BBBB462?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=iehp
     
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    Color me shocked that madame Merkel approves of fellow Brussels lap dog Macron, while casting doubt in the direction of the US and UK. Imagine those heinous nations asserting their own nationalities!
     
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    What Merkel is feeling is betrayal from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    She, along with many others, were betrayed by our own Criminals In Charge
     
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    When was the last time Germany won a war....any war?? They're insignificant and have only historically
    drained our resources anyway. Good riddence!
     
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    That what she gets for trusting a nigger and a cun....vagina!
     
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    Merkel doubles down on her criticism of Trump after G7 summit, saying she was just being 'honest' with the US when she warned that Europe can no longer rely on his America
    • On Sunday Merkel said her G7 experience of Trump shook her confidence in US
    • On Monday she was still standing by those claims, according to a spokesperson
    • He said she was committed to maintaining US-German relations
    • But he also said that she felt compelled to address the countries' 'differences'
    • The German leader had spent time with Donald Trump during the G7 Summit
    • She said that Germany could not longer 'fully count' on America
    • Merkel described her frustration with Trump's failure to agree to a deal that would see the US remain in the Paris climate accord as 'very unsatisfactory'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4552146/Merkel-doubles-criticism-Trump-G7-summit.html#ixzz4iVsXO1QT
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