And so it goes…Trump follows through on one campaign promise to try to have better relations with Russia, the media and hysterical liberals call him a traitor for 3 days straight.
But something funny happened on the way to the impeachment – Angela Merkel stepped in and embarrassed all Trump critics.
In a surprising move, Angela Merkel just defended Donald Trump from the horrific and hysterical charges of trying to find common ground with Russia in a way that humiliates Trump’s critics to the core.
From The Hill:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said that it “must once again become normal” for Russian and U.S. presidents to meet after the White House invited Putin to Washington for a second meeting.
“In principle, it’s always good for everyone when there are talks, particularly when there are talks between these two countries,” Merkel said at a press conference, according to the Associated Press.
The White House said Thursday that an invitation had been extended to Putin for a meeting in D.C. this fall, just days after Putin and Trump met in Finland.
Some lawmakers, including Senate Republicans, are pushing back against the prospect of a second summit so soon after the two leaders met privately for two hours this week.
Merkel also hit back against Trump’s comments earlier this week questioning if the U.S. should be obligated to defend all NATO members.
She said she is “glad that Montenegro is a member” of NATO, and that the group’s Article 5 calling for member nations to defend other nations under attack is “a central element of NATO.”
“I believe this Article 5 valid for all NATO member states, not just for big ones or small ones or for some,” Merkel said, according to the AP.
According to Reuters Merkel added,
“I think it should become normal again for Russia and American presidents to meet,” Merkel told a news conference in Berlin.
On transatlantic ties, she said history showed Europe and the United States had been at odds many times “but it is always worth resolving these conflicts.”