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Trump and his 'America First' policies have turned into a hot-button campaign issue in Germany's election

Trump and his 'America First' policies have turned into a hot-button campaign issue in Germany's election

A casual observer could be excused for thinking that there are three candidates in the election for German chancellor: Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz and Donald Trump.

And the last of those seems to be getting the most attention.

The U.S. president and his “America first” policies have turned into the hot-button campaign issue in Germany in advance of its Sept. 24 election, with increasingly critical comments coming both from Merkel, the conservative incumbent, and her center-left challenger, Schulz.

The Trump-bashing is striking in a country that...

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