Post-summit, Merkel says Europe “must take our fate into our own hands”

Source: USA Today

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned that Europeans ‘must take our fate into our own hands,’ suggesting that President Trump’s visit last week — and his contentious relations with the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — show that the days when Europe could rely on others were ‘over to a certain extent.’ Speaking at a campaign rally in a packed Bavarian beer hall, Merkel told the crowd, ‘This is what I have experienced in the last few days,’ The Washington Post reported. Merkel never mentioned Trump by name, but the remarks seemed a clear response to the president’s trip, which included a fraught Group of Seven summit.” (05/28/17)