Germany’s chancellor-designate for the next election, Armin Laschet, has been embroiled in a “stream” of criticism for his laughter and jokes during a visit to flooded areas.
Following the video posted on social media, the prime minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apologized publicly for his inappropriate gesture.
Through a Twitter post, he apologizes publicly and has admitted that his behavior was inappropriate.
“So I regret even more the impression that came from a conversation situation. “This was inappropriate and I am sorry,” said the CDU politician.
The incident happened yesterday during the visit of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and other officials to one of the cities hit by the floods.
While the President was giving a statement to the media, Laschet appeared in the background laughing with other officials.
Following the publication of these images on social networks and in the media, citizens and politicians were criticized for inappropriate behavior at inappropriate moments.
The German newspaper Bild writes that Armin Laschet and other officials had their audio disconnected from their headphones and could not hear what the President was saying.