Angela Merkel is regaining mission, it multiplies the communication operations to improve its image. On July 16, she answered questions from students in Rostock [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern].
Challenged by a young Palestinian refugee who must return to Lebanon after living four years with his family in Germany, the Chancellor gave an answer at least pragmatic. “I understand, politics is sometimes tough. But if we say, ‘You can come from Africa, you can all come’, we can not do, “she said. The girl collapsed in tears and the Chancellor headed to her to console her.
A move that makes a lot of noise in Germany. On Twitter, the hashtag #Merkelstreichelt – literally, “Merkel caress” – is leading all trending topics.
Die Zeit indignant reaction of Angela Merkel and asks: “Who said that all Africa was getting” Accustomed to “smiles answers,” the German daily, the Chancellor seemed embarrassed. For its part, Die Welt focuses more on the behavior of Merkel deemed “cold and unable to show his feelings.” A “gap”, a “hitch” in the image of the Chancellor, the German daily newspaper believes that “Merkel has failed to explain the German asylum policy to a child.”