So when Merkel visited the White House, we could be forgiven for sensing a little bit of awkwardness. Here are some photos:
Trump didn't respond to shouted questions about his past criticisms of Merkel after the photo op, but Merkel later made an oblique reference to them during their news conference.
Okay. We know. We know. A photo can be misleading. So we'll show you the video and let you judge for yourself.
At least he didn't try to rub her back to make up for his past comments.