"As far as wiretapping, at least I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps," Trump said while pointing to Merkel, who did not respond to the president's comment.
The question was posed by a German news reporter.
In October 2013, the German government obtained information that the United States might have monitored Merkel's mobile phone — and she had called President Barack Obama to demand a clarification on the issue.
However, the White House said then that Obama had assured Merkel that the United States "is not monitoring and will not monitor" her communications.
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