German leader puts Trump on notice over discriminatory policy

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 09: German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to give a statement to the media following the victory by U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections on November 9, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel reiterated the global responsibility that comes with the role of a U.S. president and offered to work with Trump on a basis of traditional, liberal democratic values. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Publishing a statement in which she congratulated Donald Trump with the win on the USA Presidential election Angela Merkel warned that she would be very attentive to Trump as a leader, especially in issues which concern discriminating minorities.

“Germany and America are connected by values of democracy, freedom and respect for the law and the dignity of man, independent of origin, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political views. I offer the next President of the United States close cooperation on the basis of these values,” she said in her statement. The most recent research found that Germany is the country with the biggest LGBT population in Europe. In its capital the biggest museum of LGBT culture is situated. It is on top of the list of European gay travel destinations, and even though same-sex marriages in Germany are still not recognized, Germany actively supports LGBT rights in the whole world


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