Merkel's reaction to being handed the flag is instantaneous. Her nation's flag must leave her hands no matter what. Her expression right at the end of the video is unambiguous. A rebuke. "You shouldn't have done that to me."
We have proof of the same disdain in Obama for national symbols. What can one conclude from the fact that the leaders of two major Western nations show no attachment to their respective peoples? This is astonishing.