German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the post-World War II global order as we know is over — and grouped the United States as an adversary of Europe along with China and Russia.
“There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,” Merkel told Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview reported on by The Guardian. “The old certainties of the post-war order no longer apply.”
Less than three years ago, Germany was one of the US’ closest allies, and Merkel was working harmoniously with former President Barack Obama.
President Donald Trump, however, frequently insulted Merkel over the 2015 refugee crisis and has clashed with her over NATO’s budget and the US’ trade deficit with Germany on multiple occasions.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a recent interview with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung she believes the post-war global order built over seven decades is over —…