Ms. Merkel has for months openly disagreed with Mr. Trump on issues like trade tariffs. [Read more about how President Trump’s decisions have put Europe into damage control mode.] Mr. Trump’s decision last week to abandon the Iran nuclear deal — negotiated by Iran and the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — left Europe scrambling to preserve the agreement. European leaders were also unable to persuade Mr. Trump not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a failure that weakens efforts to combat global warming. And Mr. Trump’s decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the United States Embassy to the holy city were made despite European opposition.
Source: New York Times May 16, 2018 16:18 UTC