Trump tweets against Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday pledged "more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after the United States pullout from the landmark Paris accord.

Some of the G7 agendas were especially tough for Merkel, among them was the rise of protectionism and the discussion about Paris agreement on climate change, which Trump refused to endorse.

Earlier this week she hit out at Britain and the USA saying they are no longer reliable partners and Europe had to "take its fate into its own hands".

Research director Daniela Schwarzer of the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin asserted that Trump had alienated Germany and other US allies during the G-7 summit.

Despite the lack of confidence expressed by Berlin in the new administration in Washington and the US President's criticism of German trade policy, the White House said on Tuesday that Trump and Merkel get along well, Efe news reported. Very bad for US.

This earned Trump a sharp from the foreign minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, who contrasted Trump's scornful attitude towards Europe and the Saudi Arabian visit where he was warmly received and where he ended up signing an arms deal worth $110 billion.

Barber said Mr. Trump makes an "important" point, but it might not be helpful.

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin on Wednesday at the start of a European tour, poised to jump into the global climate change leadership gap left by U.S. President Donald Trump's impending withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.

He also fired an angry broadside against Germany, describing relations between the two longtime North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies as "very bad for the USA".

"The U.S. has a trade deficit because consumers have money to spend - and they spend it", said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, in a recent post.

"But we must know, we have to fight for our own future", she said.

Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday the chancellor was a "deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist" who believes in the idea of Western unity.

"We are all connected with one another", Modi said.

"As we begin the negotiations about leaving the EU, we will be able to reassure Germany and other European countries that we are going to be a strong partner to them in defence and security and, we hope, in trade", Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC radio.

  • Leroy Wright