Angela Merkel Spouts Thinly-Veiled Trump Criticisms At Harvard Commencement

at Harvard University on May 30, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 30: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Harvard University 368th Commencement Exercises where she received an honorary degree at Harvard University on May 30, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachus... CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 30: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Harvard University 368th Commencement Exercises where she received an honorary degree at Harvard University on May 30, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 31, 2019 8:06 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took advantage of her stage time at Harvard University’s commencement Thursday to deliver a thinly-veiled diatribe against President Donald Trump.

According to Politico, she urged the graduates to  “tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness.” She encouraged a “global” way of thinking, adding that “protectionism and trade conflicts jeopardize free international trade and therefore the very foundations of our prosperity.”

Meanwhile, Trump was giving his own commencement speech at the Air Force Academy, during which he touted his “America first” philosophy.

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