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A Meeting Of Opposites: The Trump-Merkel Summit

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel couldn’t be more different. 

She’s known for her attention to detail and carefully-considered political style, while he’s known for his bombastic, uncalculated approach. Trump has also harshly criticized the German chancellor’s stance on welcoming refugees.

The two leaders met face-to-face for the first time in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Ahead of the meeting, Worldview discussed the implications with Gregor Peter Schmitz, the Berlin Bureau Chief for the German ­magazine WirtschaftsWoche and former Washington correspondent for Der Speigel.



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