Angela Merkel prompted laughter at her confused reaction to a claim that Trump had charmed' her
- Richard Grenell, the former US Ambassador to Germany, said at the National Convention of the US Republican Party that he witnessed US President Donald Trump "charm" German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- When asked about the comment at a press conference on Friday, Merkel looked mystified by the suggestion, before declining to comment.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel looked mystified when she was asked if US President Donald Trump had "charmed" her.
Richard Grenell, the former US ambassador to Germany, made the suggestion during a speech at the National Convention of the US Republican party on Wednesday.
When asked about the comment during a Friday press conference, Merkel squinted at the reporter and said, "He did what?"
She then declined to comment, saying she doesn't speak about private conversations.
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When Grenell first made the claim on Wednesday night, Twitter exploded with users posting videos showing Merkel acting incredulous around Trump.
The two leaders have had a frosty relationship in the four years since Trump won the White House.
When Trump last year tweeted that four progressive US congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," Merkel criticised the comment at a press conference.
She said she distances herself from Trump "without question" and "stands in solidarity" with the congresswomen who were "attacked."
This came a month after Trump threatened sanctions over a gas pipeline linking Germany to Russia, from which it buys much of its energy. He has also called out Germany for not meeting the NATO target of spending 2% of GDP on defence.
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