Angela Merkel slammed President Trump today for his attack on the “Squad” and said she stands in solidarity with the progressive congresswomen.
It’s interesting to note the official Bloomberg TicToc YouTube channel has nearly twice as many thumbs DOWN for Merkel than thumbs up.
Many of the top comments were negative about Merkel and Germany.
Merkel has faced intense criticism in her country with conservatives accusing her of being too lenient with letting in too many refugees that have not been properly vetted.
Per USAToday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s “go back” tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying that the president’s tweets contradict “the strength of America.”
“People of very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of the American people, so these are … comments that very much run counter to this firm impression that I have,” Merkel said during an annual news conference in Berlin. “This is something that contradicts the strength of America.”
“I distance myself firmly from this and feel solidarity with the women who were attacked,” she continued.
Merkel is the second western leader in a day to speak out about the controversy sparked by Trump’s remarks this week. On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaucalled the “send her back” chants that broke out at a Trump rally “completely unacceptable.”