Trump to Host Merkel at the White House March 14

WASHINGTON (AP) -

President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on March 14, according to a White House official. It will be the first in-person meeting between Trump and the German chancellor since the U.S. election.

Trump frequently criticized Merkel during his presidential campaign, accusing her of “ruining Germany” by taking in large numbers of refugees. Merkel, who wields significant sway in Europe, was critical of Trump’s refugee and immigration travel ban, which was blocked by the courts.