Criticism has rained down all the harder from the right. One of the leaders of Merkel’s Christian Democrats, Michael Fuchs, has accused Schulz of employing “social-populism”.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble accused the SPD candidate of using “demagoguery” by depicting as catastrophic the situation of workers in Germany while making fiscally irresponsible promises.
– ‘Almost Trump’ –
“It’s almost word-for-word Trump,” Schaeuble told news weekly Der Spiegel in a recent interview, likening Schulz’s approach to that of the billionaire-reality TV star who won the White House.