Merkel hits US policy ahead of G-20 summit

Merkel hits US policy ahead of G-20 summit
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized U.S. anti-globalization policies under President Trump on Wednesday, just two days before global leaders meet at the G-20 summit.

"While we are looking at the possibilities of cooperation to benefit everyone, globalization is seen by the American administration more as a process that is not about a win-win situation but about winners and losers," Merkel said according to Reuters.

The German leader went on to hit the Trump administration’s narrative that there are “winners and losers” in the global economy, saying that Germany wants everyone to reap the benefits of economic progress.

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Merkel’s comments come as Trump has ramped up his rhetoric on trade in recent days, saying the U.S. should not continue to take part in trade deals that do not help the country. 

Trump's increased rhetoric comes as the European Union and Japan are expected to announce their own free trade agreement. 

Trump will hold a bilateral meeting later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has a strained relationship with Merkel and other European leaders.