TRUMP RESPONDS TO MERKEL: OUR TRADE ‘VERY BAD, WILL CHANGE’
Rhetoric between nationalist Trump and globalist Merkel heats up
MAY 30, 2017
President Trump returned fire at Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Tweet that likely served as a response to disparaging comments she aimed at Trump and the United States after last week’s G7 summit in Italy.
“We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change,” wrote the President.
His tweet came on the heels of statements made by Merkel, who inferred that Germany and the EU can longer depend on the United States as a reliable ally under Trump – an assertion that many in the U.S. would likely find encouraging as Merkel seems intent on continuing to perpetuate an unprecedented flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, regardless of the expense or negative effects on the culture of the continent and safety of its citizens.
“We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands,” she said after last week’s G7 summit with Trump and other world leaders. “The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.”
“The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying.”
Trump has called Merkel’s immigration decisions a “catastrophic mistake,” also asserting that the EU has become “a vehicle for Germany.”
President Trump made waves at the summit, as he was the lone head of state to diverge in the discussion of ‘anthropogenic climate change’ and the Paris climate change accord, which was originally supported by former president Barack Obama.