A video clip in which NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) initially enters a shop in Aachen without a mask has sparked debate on Twitter. You can see how the Union’s candidate for chancellor cheerfully enters the snack bar in his hometown without a face mask, stands in front of the counter, greets two men with his fist in accordance with the corona and only then puts on the mask.
The short sequence comes from an ARD documentary that was broadcast last Sunday for the federal election. It portrays the top trio that will compete for one of the three largest German parties in the race for chancellorship: Laschet for the Union, Annalena Baerbock for the Greens and Olaf Scholz for the SPD.
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A user of the social media platform posted the excerpt with the comment “I’m not a doctor, but don’t you put the mask on before you go to the store?” But this one is, of all people, a member of the “Olaf Scholz team” – and shows how employees at the SPD headquarters use subtle methods to fuel the “negative campaigning” against Laschet.
In political Berlin, parallels are increasingly being drawn to the 2013 election campaign of Peer Steinbrück, who at some point was also able to do what he wanted, the main topic being mistakes and mishaps.
On Twitter it said in the comments, among other things: “1 1/2 years of #pandemic and not learned.” Another posted on the other hand: “My God, he’s vaccinated, the two of them wear a mask at some point is good too. You really don’t have to drive a pig through the village about everything. You can’t be serious that you’re angry about him putting on his mask 10 seconds too late. ” (dpa)