Apparently, German elected officials can be huge dicks when traveling to America.
The German consul in San Francisco has reportedly assailed a group of visiting parliamentarians for their bad behaviour, including one who even allegedly demanded “a negro” to push another wheelchair-bound MP.
You stay classy German politician. What? There’s more?
Beside apparently wanting the official trip to leave plenty of free time for sightseeing and shopping, the MPs cancelled a meeting with US officials in the Californian capital Sacramento at the last minute because they felt they had better things to do. Der Spiegel reported that the consulate was forced to lie to the Americans to save face.
God forbid you take an official trip on the taxpayer’s
dime Zehncentstück and have to do a little bit of work.