Press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer told the magazine Der Spiegel that trump could not hear the screams of journalists and Merkel's proposals. The incident is the result of misunderstanding, believe in a press-service of the head of the American state, reports DW. "I don't think he (trump) had heard the question," suggested Spicer.

During the official photo session at the White house reporters asked the American President and the Federal Chancellor of Germany shake hands. "Mr. President, can we shake hands?", asked Merkel to Trump. He did not respond. It looked like trump deliberately ignored the Federal Chancellor, the media has subjected the US President criticized.

Trump in his comments after a meeting with Merkel called it amazing, but reminded of the debt of Germany for defence through NATO - a military Alliance, the main financial contribution made by the United States.