Merkel Says Will Respond to Trump’s Criticism of Refugee Policy

Angela Merkel

In response to Donald Trump’s criticism of Germany’s refugee policy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she will response once Trump is inaugurated.

In an interview with the Times of London and German newspaper Bild, the President-elect said that Merkel had put Europe in danger by allowing refugees into the country. He added that the European Union had become a vehicle for Germany and Merkel was Europe’s most influential leader.

Merkel dismissed Trump’s criticism on Monday, insisting that the EU can take care of itself.

“I’m waiting for his inauguration, as is proper,” Merkel said in Berlin, Politico reported. “Then we’ll work with him on all levels. He has just stated his positions, which have been known for quite some time. My positions are also known.” She added that they will cooperate with the Trump administration.

Moreover, Merkel urged her counterparts to separate terrorism from the existence of refugees in relation to the Syrian civil war. She said that the EU is well-equipped to deal with the terror threat.

On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that Trump should be stepping into the politics of foreign countries. He said that it was “inappropriate” for the president-elect.

“I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner,” Kerry told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. He criticized Trump’s attack on Merkel’s policy of allowing migrants into Germany during the ongoing Syrian civil war.

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