Press conference and speech delivered today at the Georgetown Library in Georgetown
On the death of the great Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany
Washington DC – When the great men are no more, remains their memory and we are here today to celebrate their memory.
It is with incredible sadness that Vice President Monica Dorhoi learnt about the death of Helmut Kohl the former Chancellor of Germany.
He is still a legend of his time. We said.
I and others grew up with the ending of the communist regime of Eastern Europe and the world. We have seen it. We have seen it in the death of this great leader and of the others before him.
We have come here in front of you to tell you the truth. The truth of what it were. The truth of what it is.
Chancellor Angela Merkel had him as mentor. So did I albeight for different reasons.
The United States had not seen a greater leader than him since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. It is in front of the German people that we have committed the United States might and we have stayed together for good ever since.
We are friends and allies and we will remain so.
But make no mistake I come from Michigan my home state and many of the German emigrants that settled in Michigan liked it there.
So are my neighbours now.
Make no mistake Mr President, Michigan towns housing thousands of German emigrants are now part of the American history. The German Oktoberfest and the traditional Christmas celebrations have no other parallel in Western world.
This was one of the most important celebrations of death that any modern leaders can have today. For our allies, Chancellor Merkel this was a momentous event. Not one that she will ever forget. Chancellor Merkel had Helmut Kohl as mentor. So are we.
Please make no mistake we need to honor them. Better now than ever before.
Take notice that we the United States have sent mere Deputies of Secretaries of State Department to attend the funeral. It was a slap in the face to the United States Administration for Donald Trump.