German election: CDU leader Armin Laschet left red-faced by children's grilling
German election: CDU leader Armin Laschet left red-faced by children’s grilling
Sitting on a stool in a tent surrounded by bunting, the man who wants to succeed Angela Merkel appeared uncomfortable as Pauline and Romeo got to work.
Armin Laschet, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader, gave an awkward and at times snippy performance during a grilling by two 11-year-olds. He is still behind Olaf Scholz, his Social Democrat (SPD) rival, 11 days before the German general election.
The clip, first broadcast on German television on Tuesday night, has gone viral on social media, with Germans hailing the fresh-faced pair as ace interviewers.
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