Former President Barack Obama’s face is back on the campaign trail, this time in Germany, where his image is being used on posters to promote the reelection of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
August is a popular month for Germans to go on holiday. They take a few weeks off and head south to Italy, the Greek isles, and Mallorca—especially Mallorca. So why begrudge German chancellor Angela Merkel for taking some personal time—three weeks to be exact—and heading to the Italian Alps? Three consecutive weeks off is a bit much by American standards. But more to the point: Federal elections are now less than two months away. Shouldn’t she be campaigning? After all, there’s an immigration crisis in her country—one that many blame on Merkel. There’s the ever-present threat of terrorism too. And the economy!
Migrants are overwhelming the German court system as hundreds of thousands have appealed rulings denying them refugee status.
President Donald Trump is expected to nominate former diplomat and Fox News foreign affairs commentator Richard Grenell as the United States ambassador to Germany.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to defend his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, after she was attacked online for taking over his seat at a G20 summit meeting.
President Trump tweeted criticism of Germany on Tuesday in an apparent response to Angela Merkel, stating the European country was not meeting its NATO defense obligations.