Perhaps Trump should brand it "a really nice gesture in spite of all the problems." Or, perhaps he should just do what the Obama administration has been doing for about 8 years: lie to the American people about what you really think.
"I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner" [like President Obama did with Israel], he told CNN's leftist reporter and anti-Zionist Christiane Amanpour on a London visit in the last week of the Obama administration and compliments of the US taxpayer.
"He will have to speak to that; as of Friday, he is responsible for that relationship," the Vietnam War hero added.
Trump told The Times of London and Bild that he respected Merkel but did not go along with her stance on refugees that allowed over a million of them coming into Germany and causing serious problems.
But Trump isn't alone in going after Merkel--the German people are angry at her for the refugee problem.
Kerry, always the devil's idiot, said "I think we have to be very careful about suggesting that one's strongest leaders in Europe, and most important players with respect to where we are heading, made one mistake or another. I don't think it's appropriate for us to be commenting on that," he said.
James Taylor agrees with Kerry and wrote a tune to that end, which Kerry plans to have him play some time in the future.
Kerry rejected Trump's accurate description of Merkel's refugee policy as "catastrophic."
"I think she was extremely courageous. I don't think it amounts to that characterization," Kerry said, adding that he also thinks Caitlyn Jenner is courageous for his decision to pretend he's a woman and that James Taylor is courageous for continuing to sing in public.
"It has had some problems, [like the sexual assaults of Cologne and the crime sprees and church burnings and rapes] but everybody has had some problems with this challenge of how to respond as a big nation [except for the Islamic nations that refused to take in any Islamic refugees running from Islamic extremism] a great nation, as the West, where our values, our principles are important with respect for caring for people who are in distress," he said, as Amanpour's cameraman threw up in his mouth.
The CNN interview came just one day after Kerry threw Israel under the proverbial bus at the 70 nation Paris conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Hypocrisy on a falafel.