German FM calls Trump's foreign policy plans contradictory

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Posted: Apr 28, 2016 7:06 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas are unclear and contradictory.

The Republican presidential front-runner declared Wednesday that he would put "America first" as part of his foreign policy if elected.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier responded Thursday by saying he hoped "that the election campaign in the United States doesn't ignore reality."

Steinmeier says Trump's claims "aren't entirely free of contradictions," such as when he pledges to "make America great again" and simultaneously suggests the U.S. should withdraw.

Steinmeier said he "couldn't see a clear line" in Trump's policies, adding: "It doesn't seem to be entirely spelled out yet."