Trump and Merkel Try to Make Nice After War of Words: ‘We Have a Very, Very Good Relationship’
It’s been — to say the least — an uneasy day thus far at the NATO summit in Brussels between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump fired the opening salvo by uncorking a wild rant in which he claimed that Germany is under Russian control. Merkel fired back by reminding Trump that she grew up in Soviet-controlled East Germany.
Now, in an effort to make nice, the two met face-to-face at the summit — with each speaking glowingly of the other, and of the relationship between the two nations.
“We have a very, very good relationship with the Chancellor,” Trump said. “We have a tremendous relationship with Germany.”
Merkel responded by saying much of the same.
“I’m very much looking forward to further extending our relations in the future and think it is very important to have those exchanges together, because after all we are partners, good partners, and we wish to continue to cooperate in the future,” she said through a translator.
The two leaders, in their private meeting, said that they focused on trade and other economic issues.
Watch above, via CNN.
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