It seems that Frau Merkel is upset because Donald Trump is no Barack Obama.
The Europeans had gotten used to Obama kowtowing to their demands and were shocked when President Trump showed he would put America first.
According to Merkel, Europe “must take its fate into its own hands.” As a first step, let’s hope that means that Europe will start paying for its own defense instead of expecting the American taxpayer to do so.
According to Yahoo News, Merkel went on to say:
The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days. We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands. We have to fight for our own destiny.
Merkel characterized the G-7 meeting as “six against one.” The Germans are particularly upset at Trump’s threat to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty and his attack on Germany’s trade imbalance with the U.S.