CNN's international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson told viewers Wednesday morning that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding the G20 summit in Hamburg (a bustling cosmopolitan New York-sized city) instead of the usual "remote hilltop" so that "President Trump can hear the voices of dissent here in Germany, here in Europe."
"Angela Merkel has chosen to hold this summit in an environment, in a location, that can be surrounded by protesters. It’s not as we see some summits, on a remote hilltop that the whole village or the town around it is secure," he said. "Angela Merkel is in a re-election campaign this year. he protesters will be able to get close so that, in part, President Trump can hear the voices of dissent here in Germany, here in Europe."
(Hat-tip NTK Network)