On Wednesday evening, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz visited a German talk show. Chancellor Kurz was a late Wednesday evening guest on the television talk show hosted by ARD TV presenter Maischberger. It was an exclusive interview without further guests. During the programme, the presenter repeatedly criticised the young age of the statesman. She also asked extremely private questions about the family and wedding planning of the 31-year-old.
Numerous users of the short news service Twitter were appalled by Maischberger’s behaviour. „You don’t have to like him. But a moderator should already have respect for the conversation partner,“wrote a user. Another lady commented:“How unfriendly Maischberger speaks to the chancellor of a friendly state“ and a third excuse even:“I apologize wholeheartedly to Sebastian Kurz for this presumptuous interview.
Prior to the show, Kurz was greeted with military honours in Berlin by Angela Merkel. The two Chancellors held joint talks on topics such as refugee or EU policy.