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Germany: Merkel criticises Trump's 'highly dangerous' attitude towards UN03:30

Germany: Merkel criticises Trump's 'highly dangerous' attitude towards UN

Germany, Ottobeuren
September 30, 2018 at 17:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised US President Donald Trump's attitude towards international institutions such as the United Nations during a speech in Ottobeuren on Sunday.

Merkel challenged Trump's decision to "question multilateral systems that go far beyond Europe."

"Of course [the UN] is not perfect," she said, "But I think it is highly dangerous to destroy something without having first developed something new," she said.

Merkel appeared at the event, a campaign meeting ahead of Bavaria's state elections in October, alongside CSU leader Markus Soeder.

Soeder chose to focus on migration during his time on stage, calling for "more stability" in the face of Bavaria's "biggest challenge."

The Bavarian state elections will take place on October 14. Polls predict the CSU will lose their absolute majority in the southern state.

Germany: Merkel criticises Trump's 'highly dangerous' attitude towards UN03:30
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised US President Donald Trump's attitude towards international institutions such as the United Nations during a speech in Ottobeuren on Sunday.

Merkel challenged Trump's decision to "question multilateral systems that go far beyond Europe."

"Of course [the UN] is not perfect," she said, "But I think it is highly dangerous to destroy something without having first developed something new," she said.

Merkel appeared at the event, a campaign meeting ahead of Bavaria's state elections in October, alongside CSU leader Markus Soeder.

Soeder chose to focus on migration during his time on stage, calling for "more stability" in the face of Bavaria's "biggest challenge."

The Bavarian state elections will take place on October 14. Polls predict the CSU will lose their absolute majority in the southern state.

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