Photos: Angela Merkel's visit to the White House
Angela Merkel and President Trump deliver remarks. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her visit to the White House today where Trump lambasted NATO allies for their defense spending.
The visit came on the heels of French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit which was decidedly warmer for the majority of the time.
Merkel exchanged a double cheek-kiss with Trump upon her arrival at the White House Friday.
The intrigue: The greeting indicates French President Emmanuel Macron's recent state visit is already bleeding into Merkel's time with Trump, as the traditional greeting is not as popular in German culture. The chancellor's visit comes as she is winding down from her prominent role in Germany and the European Union, Axios' Dave Lawler writes.
Angela Merkel greets the press upon her arrival at the White House.
Trump and Merkel sat down for a meeting in the Oval Office where the president said he is "not going to be played" ahead of peace talks with Kim Jong-un.
Merkel and Trump speaking during the joint press conference.
Merkel and Trump shake hands during a joint news conference at the White House.