Angela Merkel in coming to town.
On economic issues, Merkel attempted to project a conciliatory approach. German daily Bild wrote on its website: "Trump didn't want to give Merkel his hand in his office!" But no handshake was far weirder. Trump was unresponsive when Merkel leaned in for a handshake in the Oval Office at the request of photographers.
There was a moment of silence, a confused look from Merkel, and then raucous laughter.
At a joint press conference, both seemed at pains to try to overcome their differences on trade. "Obamacare is a disaster".
"I think that's the right way of going about it".
Despite the damning CBC report, Trump also insisted the American Healthcare Act had been covered "very inaccurately".
"This is obviously what we have an exchange of views about", she said.
On Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer had suggested that Barack Obama ordered British spies to wiretap Donald Trump's phone, during the final month of the 2016 campaign. In their morning discussions, the pair "addressed areas where we disagree", Merkel said, and "tried to find a compromise which is good for both sides...."
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President Trump refused to back off his unfounded allegations that former president Barack Obama a year ago wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower when asked about the subject during a joint news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Nice friendly reporter", he remarked.
Though he said many countries owe "vast sums of money", Trump declined to identify Germany as one of them.
"So you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox", he said.
And while many expected that Merkel, who has advocated welcoming and resettling refugees even as other European countries have closed their borders to asylum seekers, would clash with Trump over immigration, Trump instead appeared to entirely dodge her appeal for more humane immigration policies.
In her first telephone conversation with Mr Trump after he took office, she explained that the Geneva Convention obliges signatories, including the U.S., to take in refugees of war on humanitarian grounds.
"Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel".