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Mutti Merkel Advises Trump

'Based on shared values I wish to offer close cooperation'

Trump does not like the refugee policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He stated in March: “What Merkel did to Germany is a shame, it’s a sad, sad shame.”  Later he added ” I was very disappointed in this move with the whole immigration thing.”

After the elections, Angela Merkel told the media in a formal statement in her office:

“Germany and America are bound by common values — democracy, freedom, as well as respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or political views. It is based on these values that I wish to offer close cooperation, both with me personally and between our countries’ governments

Without these values, no close cooperation with Germany.

In her statement, Angela Merkel also stressed that the partnership with the USA will remain a cornerstone of Germany’s foreign policy. “So that we can successfully address the great challenges of our time: the quest for economic and social well-being, the effort to achieve forward-looking climate policy, the fight against terrorism, poverty, hunger and disease, the commitment to peace and liberty – in Germany, in Europe and in the world.”
Federal Foreign Office spokesperson Martin Schäfer said at the press conference that, even under the new US administration, transatlantic relations are “close enough, firm enough and strong enough” to serve as the foundations for the common action of the West to address global crises. NATO is “part of this foundation of our transatlantic community of interests and values”.

Photo by Presse-und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung