Trump Totally Disrespected Angela Merkel. WTF?

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There have been rumors—OK, there was a tape—that our current president has a problem with women.


He continually disrespected them during his campaign—calling them slobs, disgusting, blood coming out of their wherever—but his (complicit) daughter Ivanka Trump’s presence sought to absolve him of that. And apparently many women fell for it. In fact, 48 percent of college-educated white women voted for Donald Trump. All this we know.

But, as my mama says, if three people call you a horse, saddle up, sexist pig (OK, not the pig part).

When Trump met with Angela Merkel, leader of arguably the strongest country in Europe, on Friday, he literally refused to shake her hand at the beginning of their meeting. Even when she asked to shake hands with him, this petulant little prick just looked down and pretended he didn’t hear her.

Aside: Why was Complicity Trump at this meeting? Didn’t they skewer Bill Clinton for giving Hillary a West Wing office? How ridiculous would it be if Malia Obama had been at an official meeting with a head of state?


Trump did, in fact, shake Merkel’s hand when she arrived at the White House, but like the 70-year-old brat he is, probably didn’t want to do so again because she initiated it.

In my mind, Chancellor Merkel had three things going against her: 1) She and former President Barack Obama had a swimming relationship, so you know Trump hated that; 2) Trump talked mad shit about Merkel during his campaign, saying that she allowed an influx of Syrian refugees into Germany; and 3) She has a vagina. On top of that, she looks older than 35, so she has a crone’s vagina. No place for that in Trump’s world. Well, besides Kellyanne Conway.


You can’t tell me he would have done this to a male leader.

Recall that even when Trump met with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico during his campaign—this a country he constantly dissed, denigrating its citizens as rapists and saying that they were going to pay for a ridiculous wall—he appeared deferential and subdued during that September get-together.


No mind. Merkel is so gangsta, she noted after the meeting that the two “will work together hand in hand,” like the real leader she is, one who believes in globalization and helping refugees and ... maturity.

Bonus points to the (female) German reporter who pointedly asked Trump, “Why do you keep saying things you know are not true?”


I like those German gals.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.



Why do you keep saying things that are not true.

We must take some stem cells from this reporter and inject them into every member of the White House Press Corps.

P.S. That’s how stem cells work, right?