President Obama is in Germany on a leg of his final foreign trip as president. German Chancellor Angela Merkel might run for re-election next year, and Obama offered these words if she does run:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 17, 2016
Obama says if he were German, he would vote for Merkel's re-election. "I don't know if that helps or hurts," he says.
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) November 17, 2016
Obama on Merkel: "If I were here, and I were German…I'd vote, I'd support her, but I don't know whether that hurts or helps"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 17, 2016
Obama is currently endorsing, without explicitly endorsing, Merkel for re-election in Germany's elections next year
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 17, 2016
Obama’s question about whether his support might “hurt or help” might answer itself:
Judging by his past endorsements I think he just screwed her. https://t.co/gydWJZe2Lt
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) November 17, 2016
Sure could be:
— Adrian Casellas (@abie70) November 17, 2016
Good luck with that semi-endorsement, Chancellor Merkel!
Obama praises Angela Merkel saying if he had a vote he would back her … He backed Britain staying in the EU, Hillary, third time lucky?
— Lynn Davidson (@ByLynnDavidson) November 17, 2016
Didn't he say the same thing about "stay" regarding the brexit vote, then it lost. https://t.co/j58gUr1NzF
— Punished Speechboy☃️ (@speechman71) November 17, 2016
@ZekeJMiller Well we all know how Brexit turned out…haha
— Austin Fulton (@fultona12) November 17, 2016
@ZekeJMiller it was at this point that Merkel knew her reelection was doomed. The Obama endorsement 'kiss of death'
— Jeremy Ellis (@JeremyAEllis) November 17, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a typo.