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Angela Merkel Publicly Admonishes Trump Administration’s “Alternative Facts”

In the precursor to a showdown that could be taking place daily on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized U.S. president Donald Trump’s new administration’s loose grip on facts. In a recent speech to German lawmakers, she stated that people in the citizenry must be persuaded to a particular political cause by “facts and not fakes”. She went on to decry the current political mood in the world as a “crisis of reasoning” and stated unequivocally that she would not support the falsehoods being perpetuated by the members of the U.S. government.

 

Merkel, who stands at the helm of the strongest economy in Europe, is considered to be a very important counterweight in the western world to the rising power of Donald Trump. Germany, a country of 80 million that is currently struggling to lead Europe through the dual EU crises of national debts and immigration, has demonstrated that it will not bow so easily to the demands of President Trump. With its impressive manufacturing, banking and service base, the country stands as one of four or five in the world that can directly take on policies coming from the United States.

 

As the world figures out how to move forward in this new age of uncertainty, Merkel and her European brethren must present a united front — something they have often failed to do. If they cannot, it will be up to the powerful and forthright German Chancellor to lead her country and continent into the Trump age of global politics.