Donald Trump appears to refuse handshake with Angela Merkel in Oval Office
Donald Trump has welcomed German chancellor Angel Merkel to the White House ahead of a meeting where he is expected to urge her to increase Nato spending.
In what is expected to be a tense summit, Mr Trump will also discuss the transatlantic partnership, the migration crisis, and the fight against
Mrs Merkel has repeatedly clashed with the president in the past, notably when he branded her open door refugee policy a "catastrophic" error.
For her part, Mrs Merkel has been a staunch opponent of Mr Trump's travel ban, which she said was "unjustified."
They seemed to be getting on fine earlier, enjoying a warm handshake at the White House entrance - but this press pool footage suggests Mrs Merkel and Mr Trump have already got off on the wrong foot.
A photographer can be heard asking the pair to shake hands several times in the footage - but neither of them move a muscle.
Mrs Merkel then asks Mr Trump a question, which is almost inaudible. Still no handshake.
This is unusual - both Shinzo Abe and Justin Trudeau posed for a handshake in Oval Office.