Donald Trump’s attacks on Angela Merkel are doing her a favour

Merkel has been written off by the English language press, but the narrative does not fit the facts. 

Donald Trump has not tried to be helpful to Angela Merkel. He kickstarted his visit to Europe by suggesting Germany was a captive of Russia. 

The US president’s outburst fitted the dominant narrative in the English language media, which assumes that the German Chancellor is past her political sell-by date and that Trump is adding to her woes by uttering undiplomatic remarks. These assumptions are generally misguided. ...
source: New Statesman

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