Germans chose Angela Merkel as their first female Chancellor because they knew they could rely on her steady hand. Trained as a physicist, Merkel entered politics as a second career after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Angela Merkel vs Ivanka Trump: When did your doctorate in physical chemistry and have been the de facto leader in Europe for 14 years but you have to be polite to a handbag designer who thinks she's your contemporary.
I honestly don’t have words for how dickish Trump and his GOP cult really are. This from the Independent: Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions.