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Merkel fires back at Trump after he says Germany is 'totally controlled by Russia'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel recalled her own youth in Soviet-dominated East Germany in a pointed response to U.S. President Donald Trump saying Berlin was a "totally controlled by Russia".

"I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions," said Merkel.

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