Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference after a day of meetings between the two world leaders. Merkel’s visit is the first to the U.S. in two years and the first time the two leaders have met in-person. Trump is expected to host a session on vocational training earlier in the day as the United States seeks to re-energize its manufacturing sector and will need more workers trained in industrial skills.
President Donald Trump will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday after months of criticizing her on the campaign trail.
Trump will welcome Merkel at 11:20 a.m. ET before the two go into meetings. In the afternoon, Trump will lead a roundtable discussion on vocational training with business leaders from both countries, according to guidance from the White House. Then he and Merkel will hold a joint press conference before having a working lunch.
Merkel’s arrival will mark her first trip to the U.S. in more than two years and the first time she and Trump have met. Their press conference is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m. ET. You can watch it live here.
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TRUMP SCHEDULE Friday, March 17, 2017 9:30 am || Meets with the Republican Study Committee 10:00 am || Holds a “listening session” on veterans affairs; Roosevelt Room 11:20 am ||
Welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel; West Wing Lobby 11:30 am ||
Meets with Merkel 12:30 pm ||
Leads a roundtable discussion on vocational training with United States and German business leaders; Cabinet room 1:20 pm ||
Holds a joint press conference with Merkel; East Room 1:50 pm ||
Working luncheon with Merkel; State Dining Room 4:00 pm || Departs White House 6:25 pm ||
Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida When President Trump welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to the Oval Office on Friday, their meeting will take on a symbolism unlike any he has held so far: The great disrupter confronts the last defender of the liberal world order.
Mr. Trump and Ms. Merkel are poles apart on issues like immigration and trade; they have circled each other warily since the American presidential election. But both sides, officials said, are determined not to let this first meeting devolve into a clash of competing worldviews.
Ms. Merkel has been studying Mr. Trump’s speeches to get an insight into the new president’s thinking. American officials said Mr. Trump would ask the chancellor deal with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whom, after dozens of meetings over her 11 years in power.
Angela Dorothea Merkel[a] (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician who is currently Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
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