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Germany: Justice Min Heiko Maas makes fun of Trump at book launch event02:23

Germany: Justice Min Heiko Maas makes fun of Trump at book launch event

Germany, Berlin
May 23, 2017 at 22:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas made fun of US President Donald Trump's inscription in the guestbook of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, during the launch of his new book 'Aufstehen statt wegducken', in Berlin, Tuesday.

Maas noted, "I have just seen today that Trump wrote in the guest book in Israel, 'It's great to be here'. I don't know what I should say to that."

When discussing the resistance to the rise of right-wing political parties in Europe and the US, Maas stressed that "in the last months, there has been a really positive development", which he said is thanks to the US presidential elections, "where many have seen that it cannot go on like this anymore."

Commenting on Trump's role as a leader of the US, the German justice minister argued that if Trump makes fun of a disabled journalist, as he had done during his election campaign, "he allows thousands and millions of others to do it as well. It is about the attitude. When he goes after someone who has a disability, it changes the public opinion in society."

Germany: Justice Min Heiko Maas makes fun of Trump at book launch event02:23
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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas made fun of US President Donald Trump's inscription in the guestbook of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, during the launch of his new book 'Aufstehen statt wegducken', in Berlin, Tuesday.

Maas noted, "I have just seen today that Trump wrote in the guest book in Israel, 'It's great to be here'. I don't know what I should say to that."

When discussing the resistance to the rise of right-wing political parties in Europe and the US, Maas stressed that "in the last months, there has been a really positive development", which he said is thanks to the US presidential elections, "where many have seen that it cannot go on like this anymore."

Commenting on Trump's role as a leader of the US, the German justice minister argued that if Trump makes fun of a disabled journalist, as he had done during his election campaign, "he allows thousands and millions of others to do it as well. It is about the attitude. When he goes after someone who has a disability, it changes the public opinion in society."

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