German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media on the 2016 US Elections during a statement at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and other conservatives warned Thursday that populists would pose a problem for Europe unless mainstream politicians responded after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.Schaeuble said politicians had to respond by being more inclusive. His words were echoed by Hans-Peter Friedrich, of Bavaria's CSU -- sister party to Merkel's CDU -- who said he feared that there could be a Trump effect in Germany.Germany's EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, a senior member of Merkel's conservative, told German radio that the U.S. election was a warning for Germany.The poll also showed that 65 percent of Germans expect relations with the U.S. to deteriorate under Trump.
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