First Husband of Germany
OK, so what would it look like if Chancellor Merkel’s hubby, Joachim Sauer, did go out in public in a down-market shirt with a statement about the annoying media? Our graphic department has the answer. “Scheiss drauf” colloquially means “to hell with it,” but literally translated is “Sh*t on it.” Source: DPA
Number of the day
The number of times Chancellor Angela Merkel has tweeted a defense of her husband’s wardrobe. Ok, so our Angie doesn’t even tweet like The Donald, but even if she did we’re pretty sure she’d never have to explain a bizarre jacket choice by her husband, Professor Joachim Sauer, who keeps out of the limelight. President Trump late Thursday claimed a jacket worn by first lady Melania Trump with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” referred to the news media, not the immigrant children she was visiting.
Quote of the day
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer defended his hardline approach to immigration, saying his forcing the issue had led to an emergency EU summit on asylum this weekend. In an interview with the Neue Passauer Zeitung, a regional paper, Mr. Seehofer said Chancellor Merkel agreed with 62.5 of 63 points of his unpublicized “immigration master plan,” and didn’t understand why she was being so hardnosed on that half of a point.
Photo of the day
Can someone get them a coat?
German border agents on June 12 seized two hairless and unhappy cats that were flown into the Stuttgart airport without papers. The cats were put into quarantine to determine their health and authorities released this picture on June 21. Side note: German for hairless cats is “nacktkatzen,” or naked cats. Source: DPA
People of the day
The NBA drafted two Germans on Thursday: Isaac Bonga, who previously played for Frankfurt’s Skyliners, and Berlin’s Moritz Wagner (pictured), who had played for the University of Michigan. Both were drafted by the LA Lakers. Source: DPA.