German Reporter to Trump: Will 'America First' Weaken Europe? Why Do You Cite Fake News?


President Trump speaks to a German reporter at a joint press conference with Angela Merkel.

QUESTION (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): Christine Dunes from the German Press Agency.

Madam Chancellor, given that you have experience of the GDI, you are always saying that you are so confident that walls can fall also. So, how dangerous do you think this isolationist policy of the U.S. president is, what with the import tariffs that he's planned, and also with the fact that he doesn't think the E.U. -- doesn't deal with the E.U. (ph) in a very respectful way?

And then, Mr. President, America first, don't you think that this is going to weaken also the European Union? And why are you so scared of diversity in the news and in the media, that you speak so often of -- fake news -- and that things after all, in the end, cannot be proven. For example, the fact that you have been wiretapped by Mr. Obama.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: A nice, friendly reporter. Well, first of all, I don't believe in an isolationist policy. But I also believe a policy of trade should be a fair policy.

And the United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years. And that's going to stop. But I'm not an isolationist.

I'm a free trader, but I'm also a fair trader. And our free trade has led to a lot of bad things happening.

You look at the deficits that we have, and you look at all of the accumulation of debt. We're a very powerful company -- country. We're a very strong -- very strong country.

We'll soon be at a level that we perhaps have never been before. Our military is going to be strengthened. It's been depleted.

But I am a -- a trader. I am a fair trader. I am a trader that wants to see good for everybody worldwide, but I am not an isolationist by any stretch of the imagination. So I don't know what newspaper you are reading, but I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news.

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