I haven’t seen anything about this on Tumblr but today Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel met Donald Trump for the first time and she asked him to have a picture taken of them shaking hands and he looked the other direction and completely ignored her request, pretending she didn’t say anything at all? How fucking childish can you be to meet one of the world’s most important leaders for the first time and immediately be a stubborn asshole to them and disrespect them? (video)
I don’t know about my German mutuals, but I’m honestly super concerned about the elections this year and I really don’t get those strange “ha, we’re better than Trump, Germany is the last liberal country remaining yadda yadda yadda” posts. The latest polls show that the AfD (Germany’s right-wing party) could be the third strongest force in the Bundestag. Might seem less scary when compared to the U.S. or other European countries, but what you need to consider is that no right-wing party ever managed to be that powerful after the second world war. Actually, no other German right-wing party got even close to the success the AfD is having right now. German tumblr is acting like everything is fine…you know what made facists like Trump that successful? “Liberals” and “progressives” remaining silent about racism and right-wing assholes.