February 26, 2024

US senator Chris Coons posts selfie with ‘doppelganger’ German chancellor Olaf Scholz

US senator Chris Coons on Friday posted a selfie with his “doppelgängerGerman chancellor Olaf Scholz on the German ambassador’s residence in Washington on Thursday night.

Mr Coons, a 60-year-old Democrat from the US state of Delaware, joined Mr Scholz for dinner alongside with different members of the US Congress, reported DPA. The two politicians share a putting resemblance with comparable facial options, top and hairstyles.

They had beforehand met ultimately yr’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

“Great to see my doppelgänger again,” wrote Mr Scholz on X, previously Twitter.

“Wer ist wer? (who is who)” Mr Coons wrote on X, standing to the left within the photograph.

Mr Scholz pushed for additional US and European assist for Ukraine as he set off on Thursday for a go to to Washington, declaring it was time to ship Russian president Vladimir Putin a “very clear signal” that the West gained’t let up on supporting Kyiv.

Mr Scholz would additionally meet president Joe Biden. His go to comes after wartime assist for Ukraine was left hanging within the Senate as Republicans blocked a bipartisan border package deal that had been tied to the funding, then struggled to coalesce round a plan to salvage the aid for Kyiv.

Germany is stepping up assist for Ukraine this yr, planning greater than £7bn ($7.5bn) for weapons deliveries regardless of a domestic budget crisis.

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