German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen “visibly shaking” during an outdoor event in Berlin today which she later “laughed off” and blamed not having drunk enough water. Watch for yourself:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2019
And, no, this isn’t fake news:
Having double-checked our source material — and from multiple angles — we can assure the skeptics among us: Merkel's shaking is real.
And here's what the chancellor herself had to say about it ? pic.twitter.com/4gDboTDlAu
— DW Politics (@dw_politics) June 18, 2019
As Hillary Clinton learned in 2016, “laughing” this off and just telling voters that everything is fine is probably not the best course of action:
"Since then I have drunk at least three glasses of water – I obviously needed that and so I'm doing very well now," says #Germany Chancellor Merkel after she appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking when greeting #Ukraine President @ZelenskyyUa in Berlin. pic.twitter.com/hfPrlJ6hlt
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) June 18, 2019