Big Updates From President Trump’s Meeting With German Chancellor

President Trump met Friday with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, giving updates on several key issues facing the two countries, and other critical foreign policy issues. Here are the biggest stories coming out of their joint press event.

  1. President Trump congratulated the leaders of North and South Korea after a historic summit and said his meeting with Kim will be in the “coming weeks.” The president promised that a “maximum pressure” campaign will continue “until denuclearization occurs.” North and South Korea pledged an official end to the decades long Korean War.
  2. President Trump pressed the Germans and other NATO allies to increase their defense spending. The chancellor pledged to be a reliable partner, but acknowledged Germany’s shortfall, at only 1.3 percent of GDP of the pledged 2 percent.
  3. President Trump also remarked that the World Trade Organization has treated the U.S. poorly. He calls for “fair and reciprocal trade relationships with our friends and allies.” He told the German leader directly that it wasn’t her fault, but America seeks to lower the trade deficit, for which Trump lays blame on previous administrations.
  4. The president said he may attend the opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem in May. He stated that he was able to reduce the cost of construction from $1 billion to $3-400,000.
  5. President Trump says he won’t discuss the use of military force, but he decisively warned Iran: “They are not going to be doing nuclear weapons. You can bank on it.”

Source: Associated Press, via Boston.com

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Elaine Blackman
Elaine Blackman
2 years ago

I thought President Trump did a great job of standing up for the U.S. after decades of having countries run over us, maybe even since WWI.

Elaine Blackman
Elaine Blackman
2 years ago

I thought President Trump did a great job of standing up for the U.S. after decades of having countries run over us.

John Chinn
John Chinn
2 years ago

I want to see the Republican Party stand up and demand that this fishing expedition of Mueller’s be ended. A announcement on TV, all outlets, Press Conference, that demands the Fake Dossier paid for By Hillary and the DNC be brought to light. She and DNC members must be charged and prosecuted. here is where the Russian Collusion resides. Comey must be charged and prosecuted.

Gerard
Gerard
2 years ago

I just love that guy President Trump. He love his (our) country. He is really accomplishing great thing for the people and not for himself.

Richard
2 years ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PROVEN TO BE A GREAT AND OUTSTANDING LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD EACH AND EVERYDAY OUR PRESIDENT AWAKES TO THE ABUSE BY THE DARK EVIL LEFT AND KEEPS ON FIGHTING.THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SAVE AMERICA FROM SOCIALISM AND A NEW WORLD ORDER.

Bob Hunt
Bob Hunt
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard

I would only add Amen Richard!

Russell Jones
2 years ago

President Trump has done more for this country than any other president has since WW2. We citizens are tired of our country being taken advantage of by the congress and other countries. He has tried hard to keep his promises he was elected on. He has been stonewalled at every turn by the ultra left democrars. I can’t understand why the left wants to destroy this great country. It’s a good thing these people weren’t around back in the early forties. Or this would be one world wide country that would be run by evil people. God help us when we let the left take control in DC.

Robert Hagedorn
2 years ago

Good news!

Gerald Scott
Gerald Scott
2 years ago

Amen, Richard!

Joseph E. Filipczak
Joseph E. Filipczak
2 years ago

The Democrats are acting like a punch of escaped inmates from and insane asylum. Anyone who votes Democrats should be very concerned about their mental health and seek treatment.

AmericaWakeUpNow
2 years ago

If it weren’t for President Trump, I’m certain that this country would now be in economic turmoil and entrenched in many wars that would lead to WWIII!!! He has been the savior that America needed!!!

Ltpar
Ltpar
2 years ago

Absolutely correct. Hillary Clinton would have been the lynch pin of fifty years of work by the Deep State (New World Order) and cities could be in flames across the country. This would allow her to declare Martial Law and take complete control of the country. Then, the Civil War would start and it won’t be a pretty picture. Thank you Donald Trump for putting it all on the line for America.

marlene
marlene
2 years ago

May the dominoes of past presidents fall under the exemplary leadership of our beloved President, Donald Trump. A true statesman and patriot. MAGA.

JOY
JOY
2 years ago
Reply to  marlene

great post

James Wilson
James Wilson
2 years ago

For the immigration issue, open border based courts! They do it at sports events and concerts, why not at the border!

John R
John R
2 years ago

Your words are music to my ears, pray that the fools opposing him wake up before its too late and we are knee deep in fight for our survival. Our Nations security will always trump Party Politics, yet we have too many who think only of Party ignoring the threats from Iran, Muslim jihads and Nor Korea. Seems when we got a man who loves this Nation with the courage to protect the People suddenly the evil sees the light that they could cease to exist if they start a war with USA.

Noel
Noel
2 years ago

I voted for the right guy! Mr. Trump! He is a TRUE AMERICAN! I fought in Vietnam over 50 years ago and I know a Communist take over when I see what was happening under O-bogus. Under #44 the Country was going down fast and Evergreen was to finish us off if she won. Thank GOD she lost! I LOVE America, put the criminals in Prison or the soil!

Ltpar
Ltpar
2 years ago

Despite actions of the Deep State and George Soros Democrats, the President continues to move ahead. Just think what he could be accomplishing if there were enough votes in Congress to get things passed? America needs to wake up to the sorry state of affairs in Congress and vote out the RINO’s and as many Democrats as possible. Make America Great Again.

Dale Brown
2 years ago

The agenda and the future business looks very promising! I can’t thank you enough sir for all your hard work and attention to America and it’s citizens. God bless you and our great nation. So help us God

Rafael Hernandez
Rafael Hernandez
2 years ago
Reply to  Dale Brown

and doing great things without a salary. Great Statesman, Great Leader, God Bless President Donald Trump. zzz her

Frauke Zilinek
Frauke Zilinek
2 years ago

I think our President is right,and it is high time that the US spend some of our Tax Dollars
At home.All the Military confrontation are very costly not only in Money but also in lives.
The Whole World would be much better if we all strived to improved humanity and economicly.

Frauke Zilinek
Frauke Zilinek
2 years ago

We all need to give it a try.

Frauke Zilinek
Frauke Zilinek
2 years ago

We would all be better of.

Patricia Crow
Patricia Crow
2 years ago

The world depends on strong American leadership as Trump shown. What he has done in such a short time is remarkable. Now we know why the elites hate him so he is showing them how to get things done & showing how curupt our govt is

Laurie
Laurie
2 years ago

It is AMAZING what is happening with the Koreas – North and South….especially North. It appears that they are about to become “civilized” – not because they just changed their mind- but rather, because PRESIDENT TRUMP made it very uncomfortable for them NOT to – President Trump is a VERY STRONG leader…the exact kind of leader that this country needs….and 180 * opposite of what we have had in the past especially the last 8 years

jim
jim
2 years ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS COMPLETED MANY VERY IMPORTANT DIFFICULT UNITED STATES PROBLEMS AND MANY VERY IMPORTANT DIFFICULT WORLD WIDE PROBLEMS!!! THE LEFT DEMOCRATS HATE OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO IMPROVE OR SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS FOR EIGHT YEARS. OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS COMPLETED SOLVING THEM IN ONE YEAR!!! IF THE LEFTIES WOULD JOIN OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP…..IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THEM AND ALL OF US IN THIS COUNTRY!!! IN TIMES PAST DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WORKED TOGETHER FOR THE BEST OF THIS COUNTRY…NOT FOR THEMSELVES…. IT’S TIME TO PUT ON HE BIG BOY PANTS LEFTIES……NOW OR NEVER!!!

Matthew Dagostino, Colorado Springs, CO
Matthew Dagostino, Colorado Springs, CO
2 years ago

My family and I cannot thank President Trump enough for his steady hand, unrelenting courage, and straightforward approach. Oh, and not to mention his steadfast trajectory of holding the Democrats accountable for all of their criminal acts. I savior the day when Holder, Lynch, Clinton, Comey, and Obama are arrested. Not because I dislike them, or I am vindictive, but only because they broke the law so often and never felt they would be held responsible. We were a nation of laws, let’s bring that culture back. Lastly, President Trump didn’t need to be President. He had enough money, status, and power. He did it to right several wrongs, and that is the most altruistic reason for entering a position of power, and for that, we thank President Trump.

Albert
2 years ago

“When servants rule, tyranny results” The Republican Party is not in control of Congress because the “Republican Party” no longer exists. We are ruled by an elite coalition of self serving Democrats and Republican in name only, the “Establishment”, who refuse to support the President elected by we, the people. 400 lead 300,000,000 around by the nose, and we allow it.

williamsowles
williamsowles
2 years ago

Those of us who lost loved ones in the Korean War have waited 68 years for this breakthrough. Thank you Mr. President.

Marguerittr
Marguerittr
2 years ago

President Trump has done an excellent job since becoming our leader. He’s very determined to make America a better country and make it great again
He and Mrs Trump have brought back class and elegance to the White House.
He’s a very smart and sharp negotiator
It’s just sad that the democrats and rhinos aren’t willing to work with him
I know they are afraid of him because he is and will continue draining the swamp and get rid of the scum in Washington. Their evil deeds are coming to light!

BR
BR
2 years ago

Thanks to Trump this country is headed in the right direction again. Reagan was the last great president. I pray Trump continues for 8 total years. The military needs to double it’s budget and social services need cut in half. Trump can do it.

Dee
Dee
2 years ago

I agree with all of you. He is a great President and he just keeps plugging away regardless of what the left does. Thank you Lord for President Trump.

Michael Preader
Michael Preader
2 years ago

F*** that b***h she blowing smoke up ever one a***s

Michael Preader
Michael Preader
2 years ago

Send that bitch back to her hell hole she made of her country

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Keep up the great work President Trump!

terry
2 years ago

Backing Trump all the way on N /talks.
Kim changed for a reason, and our president and supporters around the world are part of it.
Go Trump, make America great and rest of world also.
This is a step in the right direction to sit down and see What KIM has to offer.

Ray Burke
Ray Burke
2 years ago

President Trump is God’s answer to a very troubled world !!! Old REBel

Errol Flynn
2 years ago
Reply to  Ray Burke

AMEN!!!

Freddie
Freddie
2 years ago

Remember, in the last days, Israel will have one ally, and that will be the United States. We have one man that has done something no other President has done, and that’s moving the US Embasy to the Capital of Israel, Jerusalem. The LORD said He would put His name on her. I’m thankful we have a President that is brave enough to withstand World pressure.

Carol
Carol
2 years ago

We need to see that the 2018 elections give President Trump some support this election year for mid-terms. Just imagine what he could accomplish with some support. The Dems are trying every trich in the book to take back senate and house. This is a crucial midterm. If they take back the majority all Trumps hard work will be down the drain. Make your voices heard where you live.

Never have I seen a president work so hard to keep the promises he made as hard as Trump is working to do against so many odds. He needs support. Let’s give him the support the needs to complete his agenda.

I don’t care about his private like “He without sin cast first stone” He truly loves this country and truly is trying to make it great again and proud and free again.”

Carole
Carole
2 years ago
Reply to  Carol

Well said!

Lazarus
Lazarus
2 years ago

Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah! Now this already deserves 10 Nobel Peace awards esp. considering what some in the past have been granted.

Guy Armstrong
Guy Armstrong
2 years ago

Our problem will be to find another business man like President Trump to run the country after his second term is completed, This is a real American

zee
zee
2 years ago

Prime ‘Concession’ statement from Ch. Merkel : “The president will decide. That is very clear,” Merkel said. “We had an exchange of views on the current state of affairs of the negotiations, and the respective assessments on where we stand on this. And the decision lies with the president.” >Yes, CH. Merkel = ” The President [USA] Will Decide. That is very clear”. Merkel is quite aloof & Out of ‘the loop’ in regards to NK or so it seems. She IS V. pre-occupied w/ ‘EU’s > Enhancement < of Historical Trojan Horse. Also called out & acknowledged the vagrancy in certain financial responsibilities. Body language & facial expressions = well, i know what i saw.

terry
terry
2 years ago

I never watched real TV, nor had much ado about D.T.; but yes I voted for him. I applaud that he is willing to use the great minds of the last several hundred years, and at present, to implement policies. That is what a business leader, or “captain of industry” should do! And he is so doing. I detest the directions of the Democrat party, as well as that of the RINO portion of the Republican party. Either we all live under the rules of our nation, or the nation becomes ruled by lawlessness.

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

Thank GOD for President Trump. May HE continue to keep America and our beloved President in the palm of HIS hand.

Johnny Gibson
2 years ago

President Donald John Trump is not only on the path to making America Great Again he is on the path of changing the world as some have predicted early on There is Devine intervention at work here people. May the good lord bless and keep this great leader and his beautiful family and may god bless you all and GOD BLESS The United States of America.

Joe Smallie
Joe Smallie
2 years ago

I thank God every day for giving us Donald Trump. It’s evident he isn’t Politically polished nor in many instances, Politically Correct, and to me, that’s a good thing. We can all understand very clearly what he is talking about, unlike our career politicians. who have been pushing their agenda slowly, but steadily upon the American people and has taken roots, especially true for the poor and Liberals.. Unfortunately, we have Communist in the US Congress. today and have had them for years. Read the book by Trevor Loudon entitled “The Enemies Within” He even names them in this book. He also wrote a book “Barrack Obama and the Enemies Within” reading these book will bring everything to light and easily understood by anyone reading them

Alan
Alan
2 years ago

We can thank God that President Trump was elected. My sister says repeatedly that the President is actually a gift from God to get America back on the right rack again. I voted for him because he is a successful businessman and not simply another windbag politician. He has spent his life getting things done. This is something new to a lot of politicians who hope to become permanent fixtures in the old boy network on Capital Hill. These political hacks, mostly democrats, think that obstructionism and fake news (or outright lying) will fool the public in perpetuity.
Look at our latest third world slum of California, presided over by the American Slum Lord of all time, Brownie. More and more jurisdictions in California are simply bailing out; they are smart enough to see how far down their state has sunk. They want to clean house and start over. What choice do they have?
President Trump is the best thing that has happened to America and to the world in general, so let’s support him in all his efforts. We all will benefit from his continued success.
He is a success story with gathering momentum so let’s all help out by rooting for him. We will all be winners with the way things are going.
With the progress on the Korean Peninsula meetings, I think that what one congressman said (that President Trump will be a great candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize) is absolutely true.

ssg
ssg
2 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Great post, Alan

Frank Nort5on
Frank Nort5on
2 years ago

The greatest empire ever assembled was Persia by Emperior Cyrus II The Great. The leader of Israel has said :” Trump in his generation is as Cyrus was in his “.

Both were leaders of world superpowers.

John Bragg
2 years ago

Peace through strength does not necessarily mean military strength.

ssg
ssg
2 years ago

President Trump:
God bless you. Thank you for visiting us in Michigan today for another wonderful Trump rally. We thank you for being our hero, a truly heroic leader. Our admiration and respect increase every day as we watch you take the outrageously unfair brickbats from the leftists, Democrats, Communists who hate America. You are the only one who could withstand such hateful scheming and diabolical pressures. May God strengthen you and Melania every day. May God protect you, and grant you wisdom, and may He send His Angels to guide you and carry you through your executive orders and Judeo-Christian agenda. May God bless America.
My five friends and I all experienced weird difficulties today so that we have been prevented from attending your rally which we so enthusiastically planned to attend. Maybe those spirit-cooking Democrat leftists trying to affect the numbers and our e-mails. Well, God is in Heaven. All is well. We wish we could still make it to Washington, MI today. Please return real soon. God love you. We do.

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  ssg

I took a Front Row Seat thru rsbn.tv & sent link to friends.
It was Great !!! Thank you, Mr. President.
Visit many States , & come back to Mi.

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
2 years ago

Don’t forget that he wants to either eliminate or greatly reduce Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order for him to give money to his cronies.

Richard Tremaine
Richard Tremaine
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Boyle, what a dunderhead. Trump has said nothing about reducing social security, Medicare, or medicaid and how could he give money to cronies. Please explain. Forget it you have have no idea Richard.

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Are you speaking of the ‘previous’ president ???

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
2 years ago

Oh, yes. We the people pay for those so called entitlements; so the President is stealing OUR money.

Helene Susor
Helene Susor
2 years ago

President Trump is the best thing that ever happened to this country, it is amazing what he has accomplished. I thank God every day that Hillary is not in the white house she is the DEVIL we all would be living in a third world country she is a CROOK and a CRIMINAL she belongs in Jail.
God bless President Trump and his family.

Oscar Mueller
Oscar Mueller
2 years ago

There is no better Man to watch over us, Thank you President Trump! YOU SIR, are a true Statesman!