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DF’s Anders Vistisen Criticized for Mocking Colleague in Social Media

DF’s (Danish People’s Party) Anders Vistisen is facing heavy criticism from his political colleagues after a mocking post on the social media platform X about Katrine Robsøe, a member of the Danish Parliament for the Radikale Venstre (Radical Left). ‘Radikale’s MP @KatrineRobsoe started crying at a negotiation meeting because she didn’t get her way about a meaningless statement that foreign labor is positive. One would think it was a kindergarten,’ wrote Anders Vistisen, a member of the European Parliament for the Danish People’s Party.

Ekstra Bladet reported on a political negotiation where Katrine Robsøe started crying. The reason was that she couldn’t get a passage included stating that foreign labor is an asset to Denmark. Radikale’s MP @KatrineRobsoe started crying at a negotiation meeting because she didn’t get her way about a meaningless statement that foreign labor is positive. One would think it was a kindergarten. Several politicians have sharply criticized Vistisen after his update on X. ‘The coordinated DF campaign against a parliamentarian who breaks down at a meeting must, without comparison, be the most unsympathetic thing I have seen in Danish politics in the over 25 years I have participated in or followed. It is pure adult bullying. Shame,’ wrote Simon Emil Ammitzbøl-Bille, former minister for Liberal Alliance.

The Conservatives’ political spokesperson Mette Abildgaard is also outraged. ‘This is just unsympathetic. Where is the decency?’ she wrote in a post, also mentioning that the Danish People’s Party leader Morten Messerschmidt wrote an article about the lack of decency. Denmark Democrats’ political spokesperson Susie Jessen completely agrees. ‘It is indeed like a kindergarten when there is a need to mock and bully a political colleague in this way publicly over a difficult situation. This simply cannot be justified. One thing is disagreements about politics. Something else is to be so outright unsympathetic,’ she wrote.

B.T. spoke with Anders Vistisen, who acknowledged that he could have expressed himself differently. ‘I could have perhaps expressed myself more diplomatically, but I also think it’s a strong reaction. It seems out of place to be so affected in a political negotiation,’ said Anders Vistisen.

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