Donald to ask Merkel for advice on Putin, Ukraine

Aides say Merkel has read so much about the president that she can "quote interviews Trump has given from memory", according to The Daily Telegraph.

The magazine wrote over the weekend that it had obtained documents showing what Merkel planned to discuss during her first visit to the Trump White House, set for March 14, as well as what Germany might do to respond to a USA border adjustable tax plan.

Many European allies have been rattled by Trump's positive statements about Putin and the meeting will come amid questions about Trump associates' connections to Russian Federation. He even predicted that voters would overthrow her but simultaneously described her as a great world leader. This hour On Point: When Angela Merkel meets Donald Trump.

Merkel and Trump are expected to discuss a range of critical issues, including the future of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. He once said what she did in Germany with refugees was "insane". But the official suggested that T-TIP could be considered as a two-party deal because of the European Union's structure.

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Critics said Mrs May risked alienating Poland, a major Brexit ally, if she did not support their candidate Jacek Saryusz-Wolsk. Tusk is expected to be backed by an overwhelming majority of leaders.

The meeting would also allow for an exchange of bilateral and worldwide topics, and transatlantic ties, as we have always stressed, are very important. As in other similar tours, Merkel will be accompanied by an army of business leaders, but this time the delegation faces an uncertain reception as Trump preaches an "America First" policy.

Trump has been vocal about his opinions about Merkel, whose support for accepting Syrian refugees had been called as "insane", and "ruining Germany" in a tweet by Trump.

NPR News: German Chancellor Merkel Speaks With Trump - "Merkel and Trump also said they will work to deepen ties between their countries". Talks will include Germany and France's efforts to address Russia's incursion in Ukraine and what role the U.S. can play.

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