President Donald Trump has been mocked after remarking that he has German in his blood while expressing excitement over a proposed future trip to Germany.
Trump made the comments during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, prompting the veteran leader to raise her eyebrows and seemingly laugh at the president's reference to his German ancestry.
Though Merkel has publicly ruled out remaining in politics after what will have been more than 15 years in office, Trump suggested the chancellor may surprise observers and be around "for a long time.".
A reporter asked Merkel whether she had invited Trump for a bilateral visit to Germany, to which the chancellor said she had done so "on previous occasions.".
Trump added, "We'll be there...we're very honored by the invitation—and that's true—and we will be there.
He then declared: "I have German in my blood," eliciting raised eyebrows and a snort of laughter from the chancellor.
Merkel is clearly very excited about the prospect of Trump visiting Germanypic.twitter.com/fXHa1YlnnN — Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) August 26, 2019. »