Mrs. Merkel may pay a heavy price for her decision at the German federal elections later this year, with polls suggestion new opposition leader Martin Schulz could win enough seats to form a coalition with hard-line left wing parties and oust the chancellor.
President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have postponed their highly anticipated first meeting thanks to a snowstorm expected to hit Washington, D.C., Monday.
"Merkel and Trump really are the polar opposite of each other on so many levels".
After their meeting, Trump and Merkel are expected to hold a joint press conference.
Trump has alternately offered harsh criticism and praise for Merkel, accusing her of "ruining" Germany with her "catastrophic mistake" of a refugee policy, while also naming her his "favorite" world leader. This hour On Point: When Angela Merkel meets Donald Trump.
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Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and Indonesia as part of an Asian tour next month, sources say, amid concerns the Trump administration is rolling back Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia".
While Merkel is a firm believer in the European Union and globalisation, Trump cheers Britain's departure from the EU and scrapped the TPP free trade deal in his first days in office.
Merkel and Trump are expected to discuss a range of critical issues, including the future of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Formerly worked with the German Council on Foreign Relations.
Merkel's March 14 visit to the White House-the first meeting for Trump and the longtime German leader-is set to be closely scrutinized amid disagreements on a range of policy issues, from Russian Federation policy to refugees. Trump vowed during his campaign to withdraw from the climate agreement, suggesting that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese to hurt USA competitiveness.