Angela Merkel rejected Donald Trump’s invitation to Washington fearing he might want to use a G7 leaders’ summit for an election-year photo op.
Barely 72 hours later, images of the U.S. president holding a bible in the air outside St. John’s Church suggested the German chancellor had not overestimated Trump’s penchant for stagecraft.
With five months to go until the U.S. election, transatlantic relations are at a new low — just as many experts say cooperation has never been more crucial.
At the start of his presidency, Trump regarded Europe as an afterthought. Now, there seems little left to the relationship but a …read more
Source:: European Voice