Trump Team Leaves Germany Out in the Cold
As Donald Trump officially enters office, the German government is still struggling to establish contacts with the new administration and distinguish campaign bluster from actual policy.
Angela Merkel has more experience navigating the transition of political power in the United States than perhaps any other European head of government.
As the longest-serving Western leader, Ms. Merkel has built close working relationships with two presidents of different political stripes, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, during her 11-year tenure.
The current changing of the guard in the United States, however, has left the German government uncertain about the future course of trans-Atlantic relations.
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