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Merkel Brought a Map to White House to Explain Putin Threat to Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly brought a visual aid to the White House to help President Trump understand the threat posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Politico, Merkel “brought a 1980s map of the former Soviet Union and noted the way its borders stretched for hundreds of miles to the west of Russia’s current boundary, according to a source who was briefed on the meeting. The German leader's point was that Putin laments the Soviet Union’s demise and, left unchecked, would happily restore its former borders. Merkel left Washington unconvinced that Trump had gotten the message, the source said.”