Trump and Merkel Share Tense First Public Appearance

President Donald Trump looks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she speaks during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Fortune: President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance.

During a photo op in the Oval Office on Friday, the two did not shake hands before reporters. Later, during a joint news conference, Trump pushed back against the notion in Europe that his “America First” agenda means he’s an isolationist, calling such a suggestion “another example of, as you say, fake news.” And he referred to the United States as “a very powerful company,” before quickly correcting that to “country.” more

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Related imageBarack Obama never met a globalist he didn’t like, and Donald Trump’s comment “I’m not representing the globe, I’m representing your country” is played out in living color.

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