Tuesday, September 28, 2021

AfD: Alice Weidel mocked Karl Lauterbach - now she's taking revenge

EXPRESS Jan Voß (jv) 28 min. ago | Cologne. AfD leader Alice Weidel publicly mocked SPD politicians Karl Lauterbach and Helge Lindh in May before the Bundestag elections. The tweet has now backfired, however, as the politicians have now replied to the AfD woman and presented unequivocal figures. Alice Weidel - whether she now regrets her tweet against Karl Lauterbach? Alice Weidel took a swipe at Karl Lauterbach and Helge Lindh before the Bundestag election Stupidly done, one can only say. In May 2021, Weidel still appeared confident and belligerent - and in a tweet publicly lashed out at Lauterbach and Lindh. The reason: on their state list, the two SPD politicians were far behind in 23rd and 27th place. Disappointing for the two SPD men, of course. And for Alice Weidel not only a reason to rejoice, but also cause for a rather unfriendly side blow below the belt. "Dear Karl Lauterbach, dear Helge Lindh, I congratulate you warmly on your 23rd and 27th place respectively on the state list of the SPD in NRW," the AfD politician wrote gloatingly at the time. Alice Weidel's Twitter diatribe backfires But now - four months and one Bundestag election later - Helge Lindh took up Ms Weidel's old arrow again and served her a tit-for-tat retort. He confronted her with the bare facts. "Hello Ms Alice Weidel, I just wanted to bring you up to date," Lindh said on Monday (27 September) as a retweet to Weidel's post. "Karl Lauterbach won his direct mandate with 45.6% of the first votes, I defended mine with 37.3% of the first votes." So a result that is quite respectable. Karl Lauterbach won his constituency for the fifth time. Quite the opposite to the votes won by Alice Weidel. The AfD politician had only achieved a single-digit result in her constituency of Lake Constance. Pretty meagre, especially for a person who used to talk so big before. Helge Lindh congratulates Alice Weidel on her meagre result "Congratulations to you on 5th place and 8.96% in your constituency!" wrote Helge Lindh, similarly gloating as Alice Weidel had done to him earlier. She clearly missed out on a direct mandate with this meagre result. As the first-placed candidate on the national list, Weidel will nevertheless enter the Bundestag.