President Donald Trump’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday made history ? only for all the wrong reasons. In their first joint appearance, Trump chose to sit silently alongside Merkel, ignoring a reporter’s suggestion that they shake hands. Trump eclipsed that uneasy moment later in the afternoon when they held a joint press conference. Trump joked that he and Merkel “have something in common,” since former President Barack Obama allegedly wiretapped both of them. Merkel could barely conceal her bemusement. It is not hard to see why Trump and Merkel’s meeting was uncomfortable. As a candidate, Trump lambasted Merkel for welcoming refugees, and he is now hoping to reduce the U.S.’ trade deficit with Germany. What may be easier...
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Donald Trump's Awkward Merkel Meeting Is A Far Cry From Her Moments With Obama