US President Donald Trump, who is currently in the UK with a state visit, attended the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth along with the Queen. After the event Trump met with Angela Merkel, German Chancellor. According to media reports, Trump and Merkel are now holding a meeting in the room, all the reporters were ushered out of. John Bolton, US National Security Advisor, ad Mick Mulvaney, White House chief of stuff, have also joined the meeting.
Last week Merkel told CNN that she has “had contentious debate” with Trump but they have “found common ground” wherever it was needed.
Merkel has also spoken to the reporters about the Normandy Landings before the meeting with the US President and called them “a unique, unprecedented military operation that finally brought liberation from national socialism for us in Germany.”
“It demanded incredible sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of soldiers It was a huge logistical effort and it led to something that we can be proud of today, namely reconciliation, unification within Europe, but also the entire post-war order that has now brought us peace more than seven decades,” she said.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website