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Merkel Says Trump's Climate Stance Is Lowering G-20 Expectations

  • G-20 leaders ‘won’t get everything we wished for’ at summit
  • German chancellor heads to Mexico after talks in Argentina
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 8.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 8.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Group of 20 leaders “won’t get everything we wished for” at a summit next month after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate accord.

On a visit to Argentina as part of a tour to rally support among G-20 nations, Merkel cited the difficulty of that task ahead of the July 7-8 summit in Hamburg, since the communique must be signed off by all 20 partners.