BERLIN — No one has ever described Angela Merkel as being a gifted orator.
That must be why her speech to the Munich Security Conference over the weekend was met with standing ovations and even hailed as “historic” by some. Instead of droning along in her trademark monotone as she usually does, speaking without really saying anything, Merkel seemed to take a page from U.S. President Donald Trump’s playbook: She was lively, combative and, above all, honest about how she sees the world.
Lost in the euphoria over the chancellor’s rhetorical awakening was that the speech marked another first for Merkel: an …read more
Source: European Voice