In his opening remarks at a joint White House press conference, Trump reiterated his support for the treaty-a key German priority.
Mrs Merkel will be accompanied by top executives from German companies Siemens, Schaeffer and vehicle giant BMW.
Between wildly inappropriate jokes and freaky proclamations, the president attempted to lay out the future of America's trade relationship with Europe's largest economic power, only sporadically succeeding.
In one fell swoop, President Trump managed to wave off one embarrassing worldwide incident with a close European ally by invoking another. But no handshake was far weirder.
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It remained unclear who had carried out the attack or whether it came from a military vessel or an attack helicopter. He says when the helicopter gunship opened fire, panic erupted among the refugees.
The POTUS has generally managed to keep things professional when he's meeting with foreign leaders, but he acted totally rude toward the German Chancellor, not even shaking her hand before they left the room.
While Trump has cast doubt on the need for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and global action to address climate change, Merkel has been an outspoken advocate of both.
Addressing the claims, the Republican joked about that he and Mrs Merkel had "something in common", referring to reports the United States bugged her phone under the Obama's presidency.
During their press conference, Trump denied claims of isolationism and demanded fairness in U.S.'s trade deals with other countries. "Obamacare is a disaster". I personally don't think that Germany needs to negotiate and not the European Union. "Obamacare will fail very, very soon". "And this is obviously, where we have an exchange of views about it, but my position is the one I've just set out for you".
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In a friend of the court brief filed in Hawaii federal court, they implored the court to suspend Trump's new immigration order. Watson said he wasn't convinced the order itself has religious connotations.
Merkel said she wanted to speak with Trump, who was elected in November, about security and economic issues as well as about future global cooperation.
"We were trying to address the areas we disagree", she said of their ideological opposition. "We need to be fair with each other". "That is diversity, which is good".
"You shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox", Trump said, arguing that since Spicer was citing comments on the cable news network he shouldn't be held responsible for them. "Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years, and it is very unfair to the United States-these nations must pay what they owe", the president complained.
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