Trump, Merkel air differences

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The most telling episode of the visit between Trump and Merkel might have taken place in the Oval office where Merkel asked Trump if he wanted to shake hands for the cameras, but Trump did not respond. Trump, in the past, has accused Angela Merkel for ‘ruining’ Germany by admitting large number of Middle Eastern refugees.

Trump expressed appreciation for Merkel’s assurance that Germany is committed to increasing its military spending. However, there were clearly different views on immigration when Angela Merkel said that efforts to make borders secure and integrate immigrants must include “looking at the refugees as well, giving them opportunities to shape their own lives. The West should help countries who right now are not able to do so.

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Seriously, What has it come to? Not shaking hands with foreign diplomats, bringing past wiretapping charges on top foreign diplomats done by his own country, spending money and resources on false wiretap claims and being stubborn about it, discrimination , banning refugees, failing to garner support, A really screwed up healthcare plan. Do people even see what all has happened in just two months. How can you even imagine the product at the end of one year rather than at the end of his term.

This was to come, Ruling against Trump’s revised travel ban

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The Department of Justice said in a court filing it would appeal a ruling by US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Although Chang did put an emergency halt to the ban of entry of travellers from six-Muslim countries, he left the section that barred the entry of refugees to the United States for four months.

In Washington, District Court Judge James Robart put a stay on the ban, claiming that it will follow the Hawaii courts restraining order so that to conserve resources and to avoid duplicate rulings.

White House Press Secretary stated that the government will vigorously defend the executive order. The plan was to appeal to the 4th Circuit first (4th Circuit is known for its more conservative nature and might be able to lend a friendlier ruling) before appealing to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in S.F.

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