Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

President Trump warns Germany on trade. Economists wonder why?

GERMANY German Chancellor Angela Merkel — REUTERS
Lucas Bell | 03 June, 2017, 02:20

During his trip, Trump also echoed his past criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for failing to meet the defensive alliance's military spending commitment of two percent of GDP.

US President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, is set to leave after three months in his White House post, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said this afternoon.

As the German leader starts to focus on general elections in September and her bid for a fourth term in office, the transatlantic rift could further deepen.

BERLIN: US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad" on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.

His top aide, Gary Cohn later had to explain that his boss had in mind trade relations, nothing else. "See the millions of cars they sell in the USA, terrible".

"Many commentators thought that previous year when we had Brexit and then Donald Trump's victory that this would be like a populist virus spreading throughout Europe and you'd see the beginnings of the end of the European Union", Barber said. "I've experienced that in the last few days".

"Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us. but the current situation gives more reasons for.us to take our destiny in our own hands", she said Tuesday.

As the president considers wider staff changes amid growing political fallout over probes into Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, the White House said a senior aide to Trump is leaving the job. "The West has become smaller, to say the least", Gabriel added.

Manchester City have completed £34.7m Ederson signing, according to Benfica
City sources say the transfer can not be concluded until the third-party element is resolved to the Premier League's satisfaction. He has also shown his ability to distribute the ball effectively which is something Guardiola demands from his goalkeepers.

US travel sector to suffer if Trump reverses Cuba detente
Cubans living in the USA send up to $4 billion back to the island of Cuba in the form of remittance payments every year. "If President Trump rolled back our Cuba policy, he would add job-killing government regulations on USA businesses".

Trump's Messy, Mostly Successful Israel Visit
Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first U.S. president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip. But there was little public evidence of prodding by Trump or his aides of either side to make more substantial concessions.

Schulz, a former president of the European Parliament, is the head of the center-left Social Democrats. He added the United States president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance.

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.

Merkel regards her speech on Europe becoming more active internationally as a reflection of the reality during the Ukraine conflict and the refugee crisis, according to a senior German government official with knowledge of her thinking.

Trump's rants have not gone unnoticed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"Trump minces no words saying what he wants".

After Merkel's comments about Trump at the beer hall, she received applause for a whole minute.

"The most recent German proposal of an European Union army has vanished without a trace", Asafov concluded.

Of NATO's 28 members, only the United States, Britain, Greece, Estonia and Poland meet the target of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense.

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