President Donald Trump says Helmut Kohl was a "friend and ally" to the United States as he led Germany through 16 pivotal years. In a statement, Trump says Kohl is "not only the father of German reunification, but also an advocate for Europe and the trans-Atlantic relationship."
He says the world has benefited from his vision and efforts.
Trump adds: "His legacy will live on."
The former German chancellor died Friday at 87.
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