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Germany blasts Donald Trump

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Published Jun 3, 2017, 4:34 am IST
Updated Jun 3, 2017, 4:35 am IST
‘F*** you!’ US Prez slammed by German media after he quits climate pact.
Front page of the newspaper Berliner Kurier.
 Front page of the newspaper Berliner Kurier.

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal has not gone down well in Germany, if this tabloid’s choice of words is anything to go by.

Local newspaper Berliner Kurier use the powerful, if not vulgar, headline: “Earth to Trump: F*** you!” on its front page, in response to the US president backing out of the climate change deal.

 

The front page was published on Friday ahead of the official announcement, but was widely circulated online after Donald Trump’s speech on Friday, as reported by a news agency. One Twitter user, who was apparently from the US, wrote: “We completely agree with you Germany. Our deepest, deepest apologies.”

Another tweeted: “Bravo. I couldn’t have said it any better.”The Berlin tabloid is notorious for targeting politicians and doesn’t hold back in its attacks.

In March, the paper published an article about Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, labelling him as one of the world’s most insane leaders, using the word “Führer” — a term typically reserved for Adolf Hitler — to describe him.

 

The headline “The seven looniest leaders of the world” drew immediate and strong criticism from the Israeli Embassy, who blasted the report as antisemitic.

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