How did Donald Trump and Angela Merkel get along during their first face-to face meeting? DW's Miodrag Soric spoke with Robert Kimmitt, former US Ambassador to Germany and Deputy Finance Minister under George W. Bush.
Considering their rocky past, the first meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel went reasonably well. But behind the assurances about the continuity of transatlantic ties were detectable tremors.
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets new US President Donald Trump for the first time on Friday she faces her most difficult transatlantic challenge yet. Can they establish a solid working relationship?
US journalists had praise for their German colleagues after a White House press conference with Chancellor Merkel and President Trump. DW's Brent Goff said US reporters were "shocked" by the pointed questions.
Trump waited until Chancellor Angela Merkel had left the country before making his claim via Twitter. During the meeting he thanked Merkel for her commitment to raise Germany's NATO contributions.
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