by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/26/18, 10:51 am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington, D.C., today to work on strengthening trade and security ties between Europe and the United States. During her visit, low-key compared to that of French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this week, she is expected to try to shore up U.S.-German relations without appearing to get too close to Trump, who is somewhat unpopular in Germany. Merkel and Trump will hold a 20-minute private meeting at the White House on Friday followed by a working lunch.