German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) talks to USPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive to attend a performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre as part of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily on May 26. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) talks to USPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive to attend a performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre as part of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily on May 26. Photo: Reuters

analysis | Why Merkel decided she had to put diplomacy aside and speak up about Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) talks to USPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive to attend a performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre as part of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily on May 26. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) talks to USPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive to attend a performance by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra in the ancient Greek theatre as part of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily on May 26. Photo: Reuters
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