‘She can speak for Germany’ Furious Trump hits back at Merkel as she warns USA on Korea

Monday, August 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

DONALD Trump vented his fury at Angela Merkel after she urged him to calm down over the escalating North Korea crisis.

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

The German chancellor took aim at her US counterpart over his war of words with despot Kim Jong-un.

Chilling ultimatums are threatening to spill over into action as the US and North Korea face-off on the world stage.

But Mr Trump slapped down the Mrs Merkel saying simply: “Let her speak for Germany.”

When asked about Donald Trump’s comments over the brutal regime, Mrs Merkel called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

The German leader – who is running for her fourth term in office – had called for the crisis to be resolved through diplomacy.

She made the provocative comments at a press conference in Berlin, when asked whether she would “stand by the US in case of war?”

Angela Merkel avoided directly answering the question, but in a dig at Mr Trump said: “I consider an escalation of rhetoric the wrong answer.

“I do not see a military solution to this conflict.”

And she suggested rather than a unilateral strike from the US, it should work with regional powers in the area, China, South Korea and Japan, and the United Nations (UN) security council, to bring an end to the spat.

When later asked about his counterpart’s comments, Mr Trump dismissed them saying: “Let her speak for Germany.”

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