WATCH LIVE: Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With German Chancellor Angela Merkel
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with the media at a joint news conference at the White House on Friday.
Merkel is the second European leader Trump has hosted at the White House this week. On Monday through Wednesday, France’s President, Emmannuel Macron, visited Washington and spent a good deal of time with Trump. Merkel is expected to spend far less time in Washington. Her visit to the White House is only scheduled to last several hours.
It is Merkel’s second visit to the White House. The first was highlighted by a highly awkward moment in which Trump seemed to ignore a handshake request from Merkel. Despite that, Trump insisted that the first White House meeting between the two was productive. We’ll see what the second has in store.
The news conference is slated to begin at 1:50 p.m. ET. Watch above, via the White House.
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