Merkel never tries to pretend when she is not enjoying herself. She parried a question from a German reporter about what she made of Trump's personal style by pointing out that it is a leader's job to talk to other leaders who are not like them."People are different. People have different abilities, different origins ... That is diversity. That is good," she explained, sounding like a teacher telling her pupils they were being joined by a new classmate with special needs.And she added: "If things went without problems, we wouldn't need politicians."In other words: it is because I have to deal with people like this that you pay me the big bucks.
He refused to shake her hand when she offered it. So weird.
If you want (or even if you don't) an indication of what's doing the rounds outside of the US and the EU, check this out:https://theconversation.com/stephen-fitzgerald-managing-australian-foreign-policy-in-a-chinese-world-74607Short version: It doesn't mention Europe. And it views the US as being a combination of asset and liability, and which will have to be dealt with on that basis.You can bet that there will be a lot of other states who aren't waiting for Merkel to fix things for them.
A historic day. The 3rd parliamentary term German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who presides over the richest economy in Europe and also holds a PhD in quantum physics)meeting with our top guy (who is famous for this clip)....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCnKtzQpCSsAngela Merkel was like all.....
I don't think Germany has as much power as the United States right now...
Quote from: nesb on March 17, 2017, 11:06:36 PMI don't think Germany has as much power as the United States right now...