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Watch Ivanka Trump sit in stony silence as Germany's Angela Merkel rips her father's trade war with Europe

The Munich Security Conference on Saturday drew a lot of attention as Vice President Mike Pence's fiery call for Europe to stand with President Donald Trump was awkwardly met with zero applause whatsoever.

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If Everything Is So ‘Wunderbar’ in Germany, Why Are the Voters So Unhappy?

How do you say, “dead woman walking” in German? Today, the answer to that question is “Angela Merkel” after the German leader announced that she would be seeking neither re-election as chancellor in 2021, nor re-election as head of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party later this year in December. This after yet another October electoral setback (the second one in less than a month), which has severely diminished the chancellor’s political authority.

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Here's Why Trump's Crassness Isn't Just Offensive -  It Marks a Disturbing Turn in American Society

In an earlier essay I identified crassness as President Trump’s chief characteristic. Now, after his mid-July trip to Europe and press accusations that he acted crassly toward German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, we need to consider why this crass behavior is important.

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What Nazis Driving People from Homes Taught Philosopher Hannah Arendt about Refugee Rights

Facing a political revolt over immigration policies from the Christian Social Union partner in her coalition government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a compromise, which would create “transit zones” or refugee camps along Germany’s southern border.

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Trump Is Pathetically Trying to Convince People that the G-7 Meeting He Deliberately Undermined Was Actually a Success

Apparently unhappy with the Americans' perceptions of his achievements on the world stage, President Donald Trump began posting pictures of the recent G-7 summit in an effort to show that the meeting was a success.

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Here's How the Rest of the World Covered Trump's Disastrous G-7 Performance

He came late. He pouted. He left early. Even converted into Latin, it wouldn’t make for a stirring motto. But that didn’t stop Donald Trump’s surrogates from marching across the dial to spread the word that Trump was “forceful,” that he presided over a “successful” G-7, and that he only called in from Air Force One to order an international takesy-backsy because he was “betrayed” by people who earned “a special place in hell” for crossing Trump.

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Angela Merkel Issues a Frightening Warning to the World After President Trump's First Trip Abroad

On the morning after the presidential election, still reeling from the shock and struggling to wrap my mind around what had happened, I wrote this in my column for Salon:

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Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can't Hide His Admiration for the Likes of Putin and el-Sisi

Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action in Iraq and Libya, against all evidence to the contrary. And yes, he uses an archaic isolationist slogan “America First.” But he is not an isolationist.

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Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets

Every day he’s president, it causes damage — damage to the traditions of the office, damage to the federal government he’s busily downsizing, damage to our reputation overseas and damage to American culture. What’s truly infuriating about Donald Trump’s presidency so far isn’t solely his remarkably unspooled blurtings or his executive orders. It’s his unforced errors. Apparently, Trump’s endless roster of gaffes include accidentally revealing national security secrets and classified information. A lot.

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WATCH: Trump Blames Fox News for Rejected Claims That Obama Ordered British Spies to Wiretap Him

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump was asked about his allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

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5 Brutally Awkward Moments from Trump's First Meeting with Angela Merkel

If we learned anything from Trump's joint press conference with Theresa May earlier this year, it's that Trump is incapable of meeting with a foreign head of state without embarrassing himself and his country. Friday's summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel proved a grim reminder.

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