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President Trump Once Said Angela Merkel Was 'Ruining Germany.' Now He Wants Her Advice on Russia

This combination of file photos created on January 16, 2017 shows US President-elect Donald Trump (R, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (July 28, 2016 in Berlin).

Cathryn Clüver, founding executive director of the Future Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she is also executive director of the India and South Asian Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Angela Merkel is headed to Washington to meet with President Trump.

The day of events was slated to include talks, a news conference, and a working lunch.

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The $65 billion U.S. trade deficit with Germany was "one of the most difficult" trade issues facing Mr Trump, he said, and bilateral discussions were needed to reduce it outside European Union restrictions.

The meeting with Merkel will also allow Trump to discuss peace efforts in Ukraine.

While Merkel is a firm believer in the European Union and globalisation, Trump cheers Britain's departure from the EU and scrapped the TPP free trade deal in his first days in office. Formerly worked with the German Council on Foreign Relations. A number of prominent German business leaders, including BMW CEO Harald Krüger and Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, will join her on the trip to lobby against harsh tax hikes on German cars and moderate discussion on reducing America's $65 billion trade deficit with Germany. He once said what she did in Germany with refugees was "insane".

Merkel's March 14 visit to the White House-the first meeting for Trump and the longtime German leader-is set to be closely scrutinized amid disagreements on a range of policy issues, from Russian Federation policy to refugees.

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