❝ U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s video address to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party’s business conference in Berlin was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit, prompting conference attendees to laugh and cheer.
Ross’s video feed at the Christian Democratic Union conference was faded out after roughly 20 minutes for going over his time limit…
Attendees then began to applaud and laugh at the move.
❝ The episode comes as tensions have grown between the U.S. and Germany, especially on the issue of trade.
The commerce secretary echoed President Trump’s criticism of Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S.
❝ Ross’s address comes one week before the Merkel and Trump will meet with their international counterparts at the G-20 summit in Hamburg.
Ross is as boring as a Trump Conservative can be. Trying to explain the policies of an incompetent masquerading as US President is difficult enough on white bread-American network TV. Trying to make sense to an audience of worldly European conservative politicians is a lost cause.