Former President Donald Trump referred to German Chancellor Angela Merkel arsenic “that bitch” and described Germans utilizing the derogatory word “krauts,” according to Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, who interviewed much than 140 sources for their book, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”
According to their sources, Trump was speaking to advisers about NATO and the U.S.-German narration astatine a gathering successful the Oval Office erstwhile helium referred to Merkel arsenic “that bitch Merkel.”
“‘I cognize the fucking krauts,'” Trump went on, utilizing a derogatory word that was utilized against the Germans successful World War I and World War II. The authors write: “Trump past pointed to a framed photograph of his father, Fred Trump, displayed connected the array down the Resolute Desk and said, ‘I was raised by the biggest kraut of them all.'”
Trump has denied making the remarks, according to a spokesperson.
The quality comes arsenic Merkel is acceptable to meet with President Joe Biden to sermon the aboriginal of U.S.-German relations. It volition beryllium her last quality earlier she steps down successful the fall.
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