Thursday, July 12, 2018

U.S. - German Relations Continue To Be 'Cold' After Today's NATO Summt

The Hill: Trump’s relationship with Merkel sinks even lower

President Trump’s relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemingly couldn’t get any colder.

The two have been at odds since before his presidency began.

Trump ripped Merkel during the campaign and didn't shake her hand the first time she visited Washington after his inauguration.

Merkel, who enjoyed a strong relationship with President Obama, has responded in kind. Her office released a now-famous photo after the G-7 summit in Canada earlier this year that appeared to depict her staring down Trump. For many, the photo highlighted Trump's isolation among Western leaders.

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Update: German politicians rally round Angela Merkel after Donald Trump's NATO tirade (DW)

WNU Editor: There has been animosity between President Trump and Angela Merkel's government since the 2016 U.S. election campaign. This is nothing new .... Things Donald Trump said about Angela Merkel – and vice versa (DW).


Aizino Smith said...

"I always thought Merkel was, like, this great leader,"

"What she's done in Germany is insane,"

They're going to have riots in Germany."

- Donald Trump 2015

So the fire brigade of the usual suspects made her the 2015 person of the year.
Figures. Time is a bunch of losers.

"Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results"

Merkel is insane.

Anonymous said...

Germany was never America's friend.
We were allies of necessity during the Cold War.
It's only natural that we are going back to our historical ambivalence now that the CW good memories are fading.

Aizino Smith said...

What good Cold War memories are you talking about?

Red Storm Rising?

Former Daily Telegraph journalist 'spied for Communist Russia'

"For too many decades, among too many Western investigative journalists, secret loyalty to the Kremlin has been more a feature than a bug."

That Cold War?

The one that is in phase 2?

The Romans saw phases. They beat the Hell out of the Parthians and won. Then the Sassanian Persian replaced the Parthians and the Romans and Persians beat the Hell out of each other. then the Muslims came at that critical juncture and beat the Hell out of both of them.

We are in phase 2 and you are asking me, if I enjoy it.

I do.

About the 3rd tine a good natured German Sheppard is savaged by another dog it starts welcoming fights. I've seen it.

Anonymous said...

Trump was right to focus on energy because the USA has lots to export and the EU needs lots to import. The main Netherland gas field is being slowly shutdown by the Dutch due to earthquakes and the Dutch's suicidal drive to a green economy. That gas field was a big export to Germany so the Germans are looking to Russia to replace cheap Dutch gas.

Second the Germans are suicidal like the Dutch and have shut down viable and cheap energy sources such as coal and nuclear while adding 10's of billions of marginally useful wind and solar that are extremely price uncompetitive. Since that has been a bust the Germans are doubling down on natural gas. Today contrary to what the Germans are saying, they get about 40% of their natural gas from Russia before NordStream 2.

Once that huge pipeline comes online the 40% will grow year by year. Trump's argument has always been "Why give tens of billions to Russia, NATO's enemy? Send it to the USA who defends you."

It's a question the Germans have refused to answer.

Aizino Smith said...

"From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to finally get revenge on Angela Merkel." - Der Biegel

This how presstitutes innoculate their faithful and lie to them.

Aizino Smith said...

The revenge angle makes no sense,

When you have an enemy that bad, you do not leave them standing. They will come after you.

You have to look over you back.

In political terms that means every policy decision and every bill crated, is possible means for your opponent that you did not finish off to get back at you.

Der Merkel is one mass casualty attack away from being tossed out out the street on her ___!

Bob Huntley said...

You must expect a degree of hostility, even if it is well hidden when the leader of an occupied nation is talking to the head of the occupying nation.

Aizino Smith said...

"You must expect a degree of hostility, even if it is well hidden when the leader of an occupied nation is talking to the head of the occupying nation." - Bob Huntley

Funny, Bobby, but my German relatives never told me anything about being occupied.

Not the ones in Germany nor the ones in America.

There are U.S. military personnel in France as well. My French relatives do not tell me that they feel occupied.

So what is it with you Bob?
Are you throwing everything onto the wall and see what will stick?
Are you are mind numbed robot of the Left?
Did you mother drop when you were a baby?

For your information this might come as a new flash to you, but the occupation ended in 1955 with the 'General Treaty'. That was before you were born. So of course you would not remember it and the crap education you got did not teach you the truth.

If it is still an occupation then why is a SOFA agreement necessary and been in force for over 50 years?

Here is an excerpt for you Bobby about SOFAs.

"Although the SOFA determines your legal status, it is important to understand that German law applies to U.S. personnel both on and off base."

That does not look a lot like Germany is occupied.

It doesn't matter. Tomorrow will be a new day and you will say the same stupid !

Bob Huntley said...

Smith you think Trump doesn't consider it an occupied country?

Ask him the next time you two pigs are at the trough.

Just pulling your chain Captain Dunsel.

Aizino Smith said...


They did not give you the secret decoder ring did they?

If they had you would have received the daily talking point memos.

You would have learned that the Trump family name was Drump or Drumph. For some reason some liberals have great glee saying it. Like 2 year olds. Maybe because Drump is a Germans name and they equate Germans with Nazis. They can easily prove Trump is a NAZI and they become incredibly pleased with themselves. You cannot imagine the number of asinine college graduates with teaching certificates, who think that way.

I do not get that memo myself, but have listened to all the dog whistles, which liberal pundits give the faithful and I have noted how derisively calling Trump as Drumph has fallen out of favor. But note it took a year or more. I also duly note that liberals would not make fun of ethnic names in general but Western European names are fair game. Double Standard much?

So after that bit of history we know that Trump is ethnically German. He is pure American and loves America, but unless Germany is doing some thing bad to the U.S. do you really think he wants to f*ck over Germany?

Do you want to revise your statement?

"Smith you think Trump doesn't consider it an occupied country?"