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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spiegel: On Tuesday, [Angela Merkel] will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. It will be the first in-person meeting between the two since the U.S. election in November. And it could be the most difficult meeting Merkel has ever faced as chancellor. ... The task at hand could hardly be more important. Trump is not only the most powerful man in the world. He has also shown that he cares nothing about the rules of Western political game. His plans could rupture the European Union and weaken Germany economically. Trump has announced that he plans to fight Germany's export surplus. And although his statements on NATO have been contradictory, it is clear that he wants alliance partners to increase their defense spending. Plans for his foreign policy with Russia are also half-baked. Will he back the Western sanctions against Moscow that Merkel worked hard to implement? Merkel and Trump will have no lack of issues to discuss.

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The fact that a discussion in the Chancellery is even necessary regarding how far the chancellor can go in her criticism of Trump's violations of Western values and principles is in itself indicative how the situation has changed. In the past, these were the kinds of considerations that Merkel's staff made prior to trips to Russia or China. Now it's the government in Washington, once one of Germany's closest partners, that worries the government in Berlin.

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No.

Next question?

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-12 05:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No. She'll be lucky to be treated as a world leader should be treated, with respect and dignity. Quite impossible for Cheetolini to manage.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-12 06:36 PM | Reply

Question should be asked the other way around. Why should Trump care if his plans would rupture the EU, or weaken Germany economically? Brexit happened before Trump won. The Caledonian vote was scheduled long ago. Trump isn't to blame for Merkel's collapsing poll ratings--her disastrous refugee policy is.

#3 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-12 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump should tap her private cellphone and all the German embassies and consulates..

#4 | Posted by aescal at 2017-03-13 12:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why should she? Its probably more fun watching him ... a little schadenfreude.

Question should be asked the other way around.

#3 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL AT 2017-03-12 10:46 PM | FLAG: PPPFFFTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!

Whitedribble what have you been huffing? Merkle has has been in office nearly 12 years... Trumplethinskin hasn't made it to twelve weeks and already they are working out ways to impeach him... actually he is working on impeaching himself...but that aside Merkle isn't a whiner.... Trumplethinskin is.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-03-13 11:45 AM | Reply

If dumbya did this

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imagine what trump is gonna do

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-13 10:21 PM | Reply

Whitedribble what have you been huffing? Merkle has has been in office nearly 12 years... Trumplethinskin hasn't made it to twelve weeks and already they are working out ways to impeach him... actually he is working on impeaching himself...but that aside Merkle isn't a whiner.... Trumplethinskin is.

#5 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE AT 2017-03-13 11:45 AM | REPLY

You're adorable. Now you're hanging your hat on his being impeached by a R house and a R Senate. That's cute.

#7 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-14 06:29 AM | Reply

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