Fwd: Obama calls Merkel; pool 1

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From: Gardiner Harris >
Date: December 20, 2016 at 7:01:29 AM HST
To: Brian Gabriel >
Subject: Obama calls Merkel; pool 1

President Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to offer condolences and offer assistance in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack.
See below.

From the White House:

On Monday night, the President spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The President offered his condolences, and those of the American people, for the horrific apparent terrorist attack against the Berlin Christmas market. The President reiterated the U.S. offer of assistance and underscored that no attack could sway our determination--and that of our German allies--to defeat terrorism in all of its forms. The President expressed his appreciation for Chancellor Merkel's steadfast leadership in our shared efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism and defend our way of life.

Gardiner Harris
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
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