Gaffe prone? Carnival joke backfires on Merkel protege

FILE PHOTO: Candidate for the party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer delivers her speech during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

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, widely seen […]

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