The Social Democrat leader then said it did not matter that Merkel and he were in the middle of an election campaign, as “the chancellor represents all of us at summits like these, and I reject with outrage the way this man takes it upon himself to treat the head of our country’s government.”
“That is unacceptable,” Schulz said.
He had made a similar comment on Sunday shortly after Merkel’s remarks. “A stronger cooperation of European countries on all levels is the answer to Donald Trump,” Schulz told the public broadcaster ARD. On Monday, he tweeted in German, English and French that the “best response to Donald Trump is a stronger Europe.”.. Such comments suggest that Trump’s reputation in Europe may end up influencing the continent’s politics in unexpected ways... 78 percent of Germans said they were “very concerned” about Trump’s policies — almost 20 percent more than those who were worried about the politics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.