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No Handshake, No Warm Words - Trump Meets Merkel

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  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

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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

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    Some good photos too.

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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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