Problems with Ä-Tweet – Ramelow wanted to show solidarity | Free press


The left-wing politician was criticized for a tweet in which Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow wrote the letter 279 times. Ramelow feels partially misunderstood.

Erfurt (dpa) – Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) was surprised by the attention that triggered his tweet and feels partially misunderstood. He was irritated by the responses, Ramelow said.

The 65-year-old had tweeted the letter 279 times during the federal state talks that began on Monday – and was harshly criticized. It wasn’t just users who were angry with Twitter.

Christian Herrgott, secretary general of the Thuringia CDU, said, “After his tricks to crush candy, this is the next low point in disrespect.” The Thuringian FDP faction – just like the CDU in the opposition – has asked Ramelow to explain his corona policy in the state parliament. “We expect Prime Minister Ramelow to explain the planned measures publicly to Parliament and justify them in greater detail than just 279 Ä on Twitter,” said Thomas Kemmerich, the FDP group leader of Thuringia and ex-short-term prime minister.

Various media outlets also wrote about Ramelow’s tweet, sometimes with a tap of the tongue that he cheated Haseloff with the Twitter message. ‘I didn’t tow him at all. I have expressed my solidarity in a friendly way, ”said Ramelow. The reason was the one-hour interruption of federal talks on Monday evening. During this time, he and other office colleagues remained patiently in the virtual negotiating chamber, including: the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff (CDU). Ramelow also waited himself. “And at times while I waited, one or the other went through my mind,” Ramelow joked.

Ramelow was surprised by the response to the tweet. “They are so empty of content. It’s just a completely meaningless tweet ”, the left-wing politician emphasized. Haseloff had received a lot of likes and comments on Twitter a few days ago because he accidentally tweeted an Ä in a tweet.

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