ANGELA MERKEL/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “Germany has consistently been used by my obnoxious critics as the country that we should follow on the way to handle the China Virus. So much for that argument. I love Germany – Vaccines on the way!!! RT @Spudnikus [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel pleading with people to cut down on socializing […]

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GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA: “When I came along, I said, ‘Wait a minute. We’re protecting Germany from Russia, right?’ NATO. ‘We’re protecting Germany from Russia. Germany is paying Russia billions and billions of dollars to get their energy.’ And the real number is probably 60 to 70 percent, ultimately, of their energy is going to come from Russia. […]

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EU/GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA: “The European Union is almost as bad as China. You know, everybody doesn’t like it when I say that, they say they’re our allies, well they take advantage of us tremendously on NATO, you know, they don’t pay their dues. Germany is delinquent for billions and billions and billions of dollars and we’re supposed […]

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ENERGY/GERMANY/MILITARY/NATO/RUSSIA: “Germany pays Russia billions of dollars a year for Energy, and we are supposed to protect Germany from Russia. What’s that all about? Also, Germany is very delinquent in their 2% fee to NATO. We are therefore moving some troops out of Germany!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 29, 2020 1:39 pm […]

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GERMANY/NATO: “Germany is delinquent. They haven’t paid their fees. They haven’t paid their NATO fees. And they’re way off, and they’ve been off for years, and they have no intention of paying it. And the United States has been taken advantage of on trade and on military and on everything else for many years, and I’m […]

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2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS/EDUCATION/GERMANY/SWEDEN: “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 8, […]

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GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA: “Germany takes advantage of us on trade for years. They pay far too little in NATO, they’re paying one percent and they’re supposed to pay 2 percent. And nobody talks about that. You know, it’s sort of interesting, if you look at Russia, Russia lost 50 million people in World War II, 50 million. […]

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AMBASSADOR/GERMANY/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him. I would like to thank Joe Maguire….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 19, 2020 7:25 pm […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/ECONOMY/GERMANY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For three decades, China’s burgeoning demand for German cars, machines and engineering tools has been a steady engine of growth for Europe’s largest economy, gratefully championed by successive governments in Berlin. But the engine is starting to splutter. China’s economy is slowing, Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies are hurting global […]

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FEDERAL RESERVE/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Federal Reserve is derelict in its duties if it doesn’t lower the Rate and even, ideally, stimulate. Take a look around the World at our competitors. Germany and others are actually GETTING PAID to borrow money. Fed was way too fast to raise, and way too slow to cut!” –Donald […]

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ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Germany, and so many other countries, have negative interest rates, ‘they get paid for loaning money,’ and our Federal Reserve fails to act! Remember, these are also our weak currency competitors!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 3, 2019 8:45 am […]

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G7/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very productive meeting with Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the #G7Summit in Biarritz, France! https://t.co/ShhIRLlG9I” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 26, 2019 7:13 am […]

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FEDERAL RESERVE/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Germany sells 30 year bonds offering negative yields. Germany competes with the USA. Our Federal Reserve does not allow us to do what we must do. They put us at a disadvantage against our competition. Strong Dollar, No Inflation! They move like quicksand. Fight or go home!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August […]

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ECONOMY/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So Germany is paying Zero interest and is actually being paid to borrow money, while the U.S., a far stronger and more important credit, is paying interest and just stopped (I hope!) Quantitative Tightening. Strongest Dollar in History, very tough on exports. No Inflation!…..” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 21, 2019 8:56 am […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/GERMANY/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In ominous signs of the damage being done by the trade war between China and the United States, data released on Wednesday [8-14-19] indicated that the German economy was hurtling toward recession and that growth at Chinese factories was slowing at a pace not seen in nearly two decades. The numbers […]

Read More… from 8/14/2019


EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ursula von der Leyen has called Donald Trump’s discussions of NATO ‘immature,’ questioned why he wants to be a ‘best buddy’ with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and even suggested the president is uncomfortable with strong female leaders. Now she’ll be his main counterpart in the European Union. On Tuesday [7-16-19], von der […]

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FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/G20/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to focus on the world’s problems, perhaps as a way of limiting discussion on their own tensions. In a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit here in Osaka, Japan, Trump and Merkel centered their comments on problems in […]

Read More… from 6/28/2019


BRITAIN/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the English city of Portsmouth on Wednesday [6-5-19] after marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The two leaders sat smiling before reporters were ushered out of the room. Trump was then joined by U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, […]

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FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, recalling how the Berlin Wall’s destruction 30 years ago taught her that anything was possible, exhorted Harvard’s 2019 graduating class on Thursday [5-30-19] to reject isolationism and nationalism, embrace the fight against climate change, see the world through others’ eyes and never ‘describe lies as truth […]

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GERMANY/IRAQ/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Iraq (all times local): 5 a.m. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, have greeted U.S. troops in Germany. It was the president’s second visit to U.S. troops abroad in the last day. He stopped at Ramstein Air Force Base on his way […]

Read More… from 12/26/2018


AMBASSADOR/GERMANY/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to @RichardGrenell, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 13, 2018 12:34 pm […]

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FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/FRANCE/GERMANY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a lunch at Élysée Palace, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders…Russian state news agencies reported a brief exchange between Trump and Putin at Sunday’s armistice centenary ceremonies […]

Read More… from 11/12/2018


AUTO INDUSTRY/GERMANY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Olaf Scholz took over as Germany’s finance minister in March. Since then, President Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on German cars, called Europe a ‘foe’ and dispatched an ambassador to Berlin who takes selfies with far-right politicians eager to bring down the German government. But in an interview in his […]

Read More… from 9/28/2018


CLIMATE CHANGE/GERMANY/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Concern over the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump has shot to the top of an annual ranking of Germans’ biggest fears, easily outstripping worries about refugees and terrorism, a survey showed on Thursday [9-6-18]. The ‘Fears of the Germans’ survey from R+V Versicherung showed that 69 percent are worried that […]

Read More… from 9/6/2018


CHINA/EU/GERMANY/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “German industrial orders fell unexpectedly in July on weak foreign demand, data showed on Thursday [9-6-18], in a further sign that factories in Europe’s largest economy are feeling the bite of U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies. The Federal Statistics Office said contracts for ‘Made in Germany’ goods were down […]

Read More… from 9/6/2018


GERMANY/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Japan and Germany said Wednesday [7-25-18] they would step up their alliance to promote free trade and the Paris climate agreement, in a shot at the agenda pursued by the U.S. under President Donald Trump. ‘We must set boundaries against the methods of Trump,’ tweeted German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who […]

Read More… from 7/25/2018


GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hit back at US President Donald Trump’s claim that ‘Germany is a captive of Russia’ by drawing on her own upbringing in Soviet-controlled East Germany. ‘I wanted to say that, because of current events, I have witnessed this myself, that a part of Germany was controlled […]

Read More… from 7/11/2018


EU/GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.” […]

Read More… from 7/11/2018


EU/GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are their only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.” […]

Read More… from 7/11/2018


EU/GERMANY/NATO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Donald Trump shortly after he took office, the new U.S. president opened the meeting by telling her, ‘Angela, you owe me one trillion dollars.’ It was his estimate of a 14-year gap between what Germany spent on its own defense and what it had promised to […]

Read More… from 7/9/2018


GERMANY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States is spending far more on NATO than any other Country. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable. While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more. Germany is at 1%, the U.S. is at 4%, and NATO benefits…….” -Donald Trump, […]

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CRIME/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Crime in Germany is up 10% plus (officials do not want to report these crimes) since migrants were accepted. Others countries are even worse. Be smart America!” – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 19, 2018 8:52 am […]

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EU/GERMANY/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 18, 2018 8:04 […]

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GERMANY/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of negotiating an agreement – where I am asking for things that no other American President would ask for! https://t.co/Ib97nN5HZt“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 15, 2018 5:03 pm […]

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GERMANY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Germany pays 1% (slowly) of GDP towards NATO, while we pay 4% of a MUCH larger GDP. Does anybody believe that makes sense? We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Change is coming!” – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 10, 2018 8:42 pm […]

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FRANCE/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump may have just torched his last real friend in the Western alliance, someone he could have counted on when the going gets tough. In what was supposed to be a frank exchange of views, French President Emmanuel Macron apparently got the full Trump treatment the other day when he tried […]

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GERMANY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany’s DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media. The United States has pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and Germany has acknowledged it could be hard […]

Read More… from 5/21/2018


ENERGY[ALTERNATIVE/EU/GERMANY/RUSSIA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is pressing Germany to pull the brakes on a major gas deal with Russia as the price for avoiding a trans-Atlantic trade war, according to German, U.S. and European officials. The officials said Mr. Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in April that Germany should drop support for […]

Read More… from 5/17/2018


EU/FRANCE/GERMANY/IRAN/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For months, leaders from France, Germany and the United Kingdom — key signatories to the six-nation negotiating group that brokered the 2015 Obama-era Iran deal — had tried to persuade US President Donald Trump to stay or renegotiate the deal. But on Tuesday [5-8-18] afternoon, it appeared those efforts were wasted, as […]

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ANGELA MERKEL/FRANCE/GERMANY/NUCLEAR/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s backslapping diplomacy with France’s President Emmanuel Macron gave way to an altogether more businesslike encounter with another European ally, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, at the White House on Friday [4-27-18]. If Macron represented a friendly, if assertive, voice on matters of deep European concern, Merkel arrived […]

Read More… from 4/27/2018


FOREIGN POLICY/GERMANY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On the outskirts of this small town in southern Germany, the U.S. is spending $1 billion on a hospital an Army general describes as the most ambitious medical construction project the military has ever undertaken. The excavators rumbling across an expanse of red soil close to the size of 90 football […]

Read More… from 8/11/2017


AMBASSADOR/GERMANY/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump has picked former U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany, a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity said on Thursday. Grenell served as U.S. spokesman at the United Nations from 2001 to 2008, during the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. Currently, Grenell […]

Read More… from 7/20/2017


FOREIGN POLICY/GERMANY/PROTESTS: “Law enforcement & military did a spectacular job in Hamburg. Everybody felt totally safe despite the anarchists. @PolizeiHamburg #G20Summit” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 8, 2017 01:50pm […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/GERMANY: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to boost economic cooperation between their countries as they met ahead of what is expected to be an unusually tense international summit on Friday [7-7-17]. ‘We are very happy to see that thanks to efforts from both sides, Chinese-German relations have entered a […]

Read More… from 7/5/2017


COMMERCE/GERMANY/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILBUR ROSS: “Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was cut off in the midst of his remarks to a Berlin economic conference hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party ahead of the G20 conference the country is hosting next week. The video feed showing Ross’ remarks on Tuesday [6-27-17] evening was killed after Ross doubly exceeded […]

Read More… from 6/29/2017


FOREIGN POLICY/GERMANY/NATO/ANGELA MERKEL: “President Trump on Saturday [3-18-17]followed up what he called a ‘great’ meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by blasting her country for what he said were unpaid bills for NATO defense. On Twitter, Trump reiterated a point he made at his joint news conference Friday with Merkel that many NATO nations owe […]

Read More… from 3/18/2017