In Politics: Merkel criticizes U.S. foreign policies at Munich Security Conference

At last week's Munich Security Conference, Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for her remarks, in which she critiqued President Trump's foreign policy approach. We asked journalist Erik Kirschbaum for his take.



German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation at this year’s Munich Security Conference. Merkel delivered several critiques of U.S. foreign policy and called out President Trump over his claim that German cars pose a security threat, emphasizing that the largest BMW plant is actually in South Carolina, not in Bavaria.

We spoke to Berlin-based American journalist, Erik Kirschbaum, to find out his thoughts on what some have called Merkel’s “unburdened” address and some other moments from the Munich Security Conference, as well as Trump’s call for ISIS fighters to return to their home countries in Europe.

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