A Meeting Of Opposites: The Trump-Merkel Summit

President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017.
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017.
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

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.