Donald Trump Needed to be Told 11 Times He can't Negotiate EU Trades with Germany

Type: Demonstrates Lack of KnowledgeMar 17 2017 Severity:
About: Germany & Angela Merkel
During a meeting with Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel, Donald Trump asked if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany, 11 different times. Every single time, reportedly, Merkel responded by saying, "You can't do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU". On the 11th refusal, Trump seemed to get the message by saying "Oh, we'll do a deal with Europe then." Merkel said Trump had 'very basic misunderstandings' on the 'fundamentals' of the EU and trade.

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