Where exactly will you go Frau Merkel?
Ivo H. Daalder, a former U.S. envoy to NATO, told The New York Times that "this seems to be the end of an era, one in which the United States led and Europe followed."
"Today, the United States is heading into a direction on key issues that seems diametrically opposite of where Europe is heading. Merkel's comments are an acknowledgment of that new reality," the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Michael McFaul, who was ambassador to Russia under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, expressed dismay at the state of the key relationship.
(You can't make this stuff up)
- Perhaps the German Chancellor can turn to the brain trust flooding her open borders
- There is always France
- She could always call Obama & Clinton - they're always full of good ideas
- She could commiserate with the Greek finance minister
- The Brits had enough of her, so no action there
All that happened as they all were standing to congratulate each other opening the $2 billion dollar new NATO headquarters is that Trump impolitely mentioned sharing the tab as agreed.
After that, the always cheery Merkel, looked as if Germany lost Stalingrad again.
Germany can start by dealing with the reality that it is either unwilling or unable to protect their own women from the wild and Crazy Guys from Arabistan and every African sewer rat that scurries onto the southern European shores.