|German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces off with Donald Trump
(Image via Instagram)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel posted the above pic to her Instagram account this morning showing what was clearly a tense moment between Donald Trump and the other leaders of the G7 summit.
The caption read, “Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions.”
The saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
As has been reported extensively, Trump went into the meetings with tensions already high over proposed trade issues.
From The New York Times:
The president also repeatedly made clear his level of anger about the longstanding trade policies that he said have hurt America’s workers and undermined the country’s national security by weakening America’s “balance sheet.”
Mr. Trump said that the United States continues to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, which he has said is one of the worst trade deals that the United States ever agreed to.
On Saturday, he said that the United States might have to negotiate separate trade deals with Mexico and Canada if they can’t reach a three-way agreement to make the broader trade agreement fair for Americans.
Angela Merkel’s office has released this photo taken today at the G7, which tells you a lot about how things went. pic.twitter.com/IXX6K3ayys
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 9, 2018
Merkel has a PhD in Physical Chemistry, but she will also beat Trump at his own social media game if she so chooses. 😂 https://t.co/LkAgfmuPFi
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) June 9, 2018