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German Economy Minister says U.S. isolation would not be good
January 18, 2017 / 11:27 AM / 10 months ago

German Economy Minister says U.S. isolation would not be good

BERLIN (Reuters) - It would not be good for the United States to erect new walls and isolate itself, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday.

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel addresses a news conference in Berlin Germany, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Donald Trump, who is due to be inaugurated as U.S. president on Friday, won on a populist platform that included promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, restrict immigration from Muslim countries and implement “America first” policies.

Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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