During a bilateral meeting with Merkel at G20 Trump made comments on the Democratic debate. 

Trump: “I just passed a television set on the way here and I saw that health care, and maximum health care was given to 100 percent of the illegal immigrants coming into our country by the Democrats. And unfortunately they didn’t discuss what they’re giving to American citizens. That’s not a good thing. So we just passed that and then I came here… You know, they have a debate going on, they had the first debate last night. I don’t know if you saw it, it wasn’t very exciting, I can tell you that. They have another one today. They definitely have plenty of candidates, that’s about it. So I look forward to spending time with you rather than watching.”

Merkel remained studiously neutral during this commentary, not even making eye contact with Trump.

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