John Steppling: There is a massive propaganda campaign to de-legitimize Trump before he takes office
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German officials say they cannot figure out US President-elect Donald Trump’s policies. Schaefer’s remarks followed a meeting between German officials and members of Trump’s transition team. There have been signs of disagreements between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in recent weeks. For instance, the U-S president-elect has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin while Merkel has supported the extension of European Union sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Earlier also German media reported that after watching a speech by the US President-elect, Merkel anticipated difficult relations between Europe and the United States in coming years.