German Chancellor Angela Merkel can not be intimidated. She says à Donald Trump-led U.S. is no longer a reliable ally to Europe. Her statement is in contrast to Trump’s spin on his recent European trip: “I think we hit a home run.”
Donald Trump doesn’t like a women he can not control, and he doesn’t like to be contradicted. Trump also doesn’t like that Angela Merkel, of a relatively small country, is being called “the new leader of the free world”, while he is now “destroyer of Western values”.
Because he can’t violently shake her arm in retaliation, he attacks with a tweet.
Trump’s tweet might also be animosity due to rumors that Germany has in its possession intelligence that could end his reign.