Trump meets with Merkel at White House

As reported by the Associated Press today, US President Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. The AP reports that discussions will involve NATO, Islamic State, and the Ukraine. President Trump offered a bit of levity by saying to journalists, “send a good picture back to Germany, please.” Although Chancellor Merkel shared similar ideologies with former US President Barack Obama, President Trump has been a critic of her policies that included allowing large amounts of unvetted refugees into her country. Some European countries were forced to build walls and turn back refugees traveling through Europe to Germany. Many refugees are young men of military age from the Middle East and Africa. Even though President Trump was quick to speak of what he felt were bad choices made by Chancellor Merkel, it is expected he will strike a conciliatory and diplomatic tone during their visit.

AP report found here: https://www.apnews.com/30feb4bf234b499d9f3647e5f51d4769/Trump-welcomes-Merkel-to-White-House-for-high-stakes-visit

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