But not humiliated enough to withdraw from running for a fourth term……
Ms Merkel admitted the US-Europe trade deal doesn’t stand a chance against Trump
The German leader made the admission while meeting outgoing US President Barack Obama at the chancellery in Berlin on November 18 while the US leader was on his farewell tour of Europe.
Ms Merkel admitted her plans for the trade zone do not stand a chance against President-elect Donald Trump, who has been vocal about his opposition to the proposal.
Ms Merkel said: “The EU and the US are the two largest trading regions and I have always been very committed to the conclusion of a trade agreement with the USA.
“We have done well, the negotiations cannot be finished now, but we will stick to what we have achieved. I`m sure we’ll come back to it someday.”
Obama, who recently claimed Ms Merkel has been his “closest ally” added: “I don’t expect that the president-elect will follow exactly our blueprint or our approach.”
The US-Europe trade deal, also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, was tabled three years ago by the leaders.