“Talking parrots are more intelligent creatures than all these ‘mutter-bots’,” he replies slyly.
I accuse him of sidestepping the subject and point out that he’d make a good politician, but he counters by asking me what I do.
“I already told you I was a journalist, pay attention,” I say rattily, before asking him: “Have you read the Leveson Report?
” “I would rather not talk about it if you don’t mind,” he replies tersely. Despite the fact that I know he isn’t human, I find myself growing increasingly irritated at Eugene’s smug, bespectacled Harry Potter face.
During his campaign for the presidency, Trump said that Merkel was 'ruining' Germany with migration policies he described as 'insane'.
He has repeatedly denounced Germany's trade surplus with the United States, accused Berlin and other European partners of owing 'massive amounts of money' to NATO, and unsettled western partners with his decision last month to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Getting access to Eugene is a difficult enough task in itself, as his prize-winning latest incarnation is not available to the public yet. I decide to go straight for the jugular and call him out.
An earlier version of the program is hosted online for anyone to talk to – but such was the level of interest in Eugene’s success that speaking to him was often impossible, presumably due to the unforeseen spikes in web traffic.“Hello Eugene,” I begin when he finally deigns to see me. “This is the first time I’ve interviewed a robot,” I type.
Merkel is due to host Trump and other leaders at a G20 summit in Hamburg later this week.
Do you have any thoughts or experience with this type of relationship?
A: Relationship Coach Rinatta answers: Bett, some people are simply unavailable.
The 2013 programme also described the 'friendship' with Washington as a 'cornerstone' of Germany's international relations and talked about strengthening transatlantic economic ties through the removal of trade barriers.
But the words 'friend' and 'friendship' are missing from the latest election programme - entitled 'For a Germany in which we live well and happily' - which Merkel and CSU leader Horst Seehofer presented on Monday ahead of a Sept. Instead, the United States is described as Germany's 'most important partner' outside of Europe.
Q: Bett asks: My two-year relationship with a man who is 15 years my senior has just ended.