Friday, March 17, 2017

President Trump Welcomes German Chancellor Merkel To The White House

Reuters: Trump praises Merkel on Germany's spending on defense, NATO

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States would respect historic institutions but that other countries must pay their fair share to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Trump, speaking at a news conference following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said he thanked her "for the German government's commitment to increase defense spending and work toward contributing at least 2 percent of GDP" for NATO.

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Update #1: Trump welcomes Germany's Merkel to White House -- AFP
Update #2: Merkel, Trump discuss shared interests on trade, security and supporting NATO -- CBS

WNU editor: He could not resist .... Trump tells Merkel: 'At least we have something in common' in nod to wiretap claim (ABC News).

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