During his presidential campaign, Vladimir TrumPutin made a habit of talking recklessly about German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In fact, Merkel became an anecdote in the wildly spun tale of how a country turns to shit once it lets refugees in. Most of TrumPutin’s 2016 campaign fodder was about what a great country Germany used to be until Merkel ruined it by allowing an influx of refugees from Syria.
“You watch what happens to Angela Merkel, who I always thought of as a very good leader until she did this. I don’t know what went wrong with her,” said then-candidate Trump at an August rally in Virginia, Yahoo! News reports. “What went wrong? Angela, what happened?”
The two are set to meet face-to-face for the first time Friday, when Merkel makes a trip to the White House. They two were to meet Tuesday, but a snowstorm pushed the meeting to the end of the week. According to Yahoo! News, the itinerary includes “discussions on strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine’s conflict, all matters that require close co-operation between the U.S. and Germany, the White House.”
The meeting will conclude with a joint press conference where surely TrumPutin will sing the praises of their meeting because he’s pathological. My hope is that Merkel shows up to the White House like Birdman showed up at The Breakfast Club.
In my dreams I imagine Merkel walking into the White House and telling TrumPutin: “Stop playing with my name! Stop playing with my fucking name; I ain’t going to say it no more.” But surely she will handle herself with the class that we’ve come to expect from world leaders not named TrumPutin.
Dreams, however, are free, and as such, I will be dreaming of Merkel’s Birdman moment.
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