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00:00:00
>> Nations must pay what they owe.>> President Donald Trump calling out German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in a first meeting that showed some iciness amid the pleasantries.>> I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel, my strong support for NATO as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share.
00:00:21
Many nations owe vast sums of money, and it is very unfair to the United States.>> This after a frosty photo op in the Oval Office where Trump ignored a request for handshake on camera. White House correspondent Jeff Mason.>> It seemed a little awkward. Chancellor Merkel was leaning towards the president, the president was looking away from her.
00:00:45
It was a chance for the two of them to sort of start building a relationship that has been sort of tense in the run-up to this meeting. And she started out her remarks at the press conference today by saying it was better to talk to one another than about one another.
00:00:59
>> Trump dodging questions about his assertion that former President Barrack Obama tapped his Trump Tower phones by using the issue to work in a dig at his predecessor.>> As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps.>>
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00:01:22
>> Trump referring a revelation by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that the spy agency had eavesdropped on Merkel's cell phone, forcing an apology from Obama. Merkel said she and Trump exchanged views on their differences over immigration policy and refugees. Trump attacked Merkel repeatedly on the campaign trail for her acceptance of large amounts of refugees from the Middle East.
00:01:44
>> We talk about borders, do you see what she's done to Germany? The rapes, the riots, what's happening is unbelievable.>> Merkel seeming to take it in stride saying, if countries didn't have differences, politicians wouldn't be needed.