In a country known for condoning massive sexual attacks against women and regular assaults by refugees, they find enough time to mock President Trump for trying not to repeat the ridiculous mistakes of Angela Merkel. In The Local a paper specializing in delivering German news in English has reported on a carnival in Western Germany, where Donald Trump was the subject of their derision.
The floats at Karneval parades across southern and western Germany are known for their biting satire. This year the main target of their derision was only ever going to be one man.
Carnival is know as die fünfte Jahreszeit (the fifth season) in German. It is a time when the usual rules of polite society are thrown out the window.
In the major cities of the Rhine region the inhabitants become Narren (jesters) for a week, mocking the political establishment of the day with satirical floats which parade through the city centres.
The past twelve months have clearly provided plenty of ammunition to the west German satirists.
In Düsseldorf one of the central floats on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) showed US President Donald Trump standing next to French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders and Adolf Hitler – all of them sporting carefully coiffed blond manes.
The four populist leaders of past and present held a banner reading “Blond is the new brown”.
On one float, President Trump is raping the Statue of Liberty and on the float behind it, you can see that Liberty has beheaded President Trump. Now, I don’t know about you but I really could care less what the germans think. Remember, these are the people who after refugees committed hundreds of sex assaults in one night told women to dress more conservatively and stay away from the downtown area. Silly Trump, he would have had them arrested and tossed out of the country. Can you imagine?