PHOTOS: Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump greeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday for an Oval Office meeting, a working lunch and a joint news conference.

It was a far more low-key affair than the glitzy three-day state visit for French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this week. Still, the two leaders appeared to have a warmer rapport compared to the icy meeting last March in which the two leaders did not shake hands.

See photos of Merkel’s visit to the White House.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of their news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of their news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP/Susan Walsh)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a question during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a question during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump claps as the car with German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump claps as the car with German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Merkel is traveling to Washington to meet with Trump on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)
FILE — In this March 17, 2017 file photo President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Merkel is traveling to Washington to meet with Trump on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file) (AP/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of their news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a question during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel
President Donald Trump claps as the car with German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives Friday April 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Merkel is traveling to Washington to meet with Trump on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)


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