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August 23, 2019

Europe

Europe

Gaffe prone? Carnival joke backfires on Merkel protege

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, drew sharp criticism from her Social Democrat coalition partners on Wednesday for poking fun at trans-gender people in a light-hearted carnival speech. An outcry at the joke among her political foes and some media is the latest setback for Kramp-Karrenbauer,