Neck rubs, tapped phones: Merkel has history with US leaders


              FILE - In this July 24, 2008 file photo, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Angela Merkel has just about seen it all when it comes to U.S. presidents. Merkel on Thursday makes her first visit to the White House since Joe Biden took office. He is the fourth American president of her nearly 16-year tenure as German chancellor.  (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski, File)
            
              FILE - In this April 24, 2016n file photo,German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama at Herrenhaus Palace in Hannover, northern Germany. Angela Merkel has just about seen it all when it comes to U.S. presidents. Merkel on Thursday makes her first visit to the White House since Joe Biden took office. He is the fourth American president of her nearly 16-year tenure as German chancellor. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)