Trying to defend President Trump’s personal relations with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, Richard Grenell who is the US ambassador to Germany, said Trump had given her a “very personal” tour of his private living quarters.
“Donald Trump personally led the Chancellor through the part of the White House where he actually lives,” said Grenell in an interview with several German newspapers.
“Angela Merkel even saw the president’s living room and bedroom. That was very personal. No president has shown that to her before.”
During Angela Merkel’s first visit to Washington, President Trump did not respond when she offered to shake hands. When she returned last week she was given only a quick working visit rather than the ceremony rolled out for French President Emmanuel Macron.
But the US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell claimed Trump and Merkel have “great chemistry” and said the two leaders were able to joke together.
Although they have “different views on some issues” President Trump has “incredible respect” for the Angela.
The US embassy in Berlin confirmed that President Trump had given Angela Merkel a tour of the White House private quarters. They visited a number of bedrooms, including the historic Lincoln Bedroom which is today used as a guest room, a spokesman said.