Take our poll at
Trump has been bragging about what great chemistry he has with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“It turns out that Donald Trump is bad at making deals. Yes, the guy who once said “you can’t leave the White House, go to Hawaii and play golf for three weeks and be a real deal-maker. It doesn’t work that way,” is the very same guy who tried to circumvent the European Union and cut a bilateral trade deal with Germany and when refused the first time, he asked 10 more times, according to the Times of London.
During his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month, Trump insisted on to negotiating a trade deal between the U.S. and Germany, only to be shut down numerous times. ‘You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,’” a senior German official told the Times of London.
“On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, ‘Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then,’” the official added.
Merkel explained to Trump that he must instead negotiate with the EU in its entirety after his administration’s efforts to reach out to the nations individually had been denied. Merkel also said to her own cabinet members that Trump only had “very basic misunderstandings” regarding the “fundamentals” of the EU and multinational trade agreements.”*
Read more here:
Hosts: Cenk UygurCast: Cenk Uygur
The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET.
Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube:
Like The Young Turks on Facebook:
Follow The Young Turks on Twitter:
Buy TYT Merch:
Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth.
Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)