Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel

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US President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday he gets on well with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite marking the start of a NATO summit with a blistering attack on her country's trade and defence policies.

"We are having a great meeting, we are discussing military expenditure and we are talking about trade," he declared during a meeting with Merkel.

"We have a very, very good relationship," he said. 

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