German Chancellor Scholz and US Sen. Coons share 'twinning' moment in DC

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U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz were seeing double erstwhile they met successful Washington, D.C., this week and went connected societal media to stock their reflector image pinch nan world.

The Delaware Democrat and nan leader of Germany's conjugation authorities stock an uncommon likeness, correct down to their bald tops and squinty smiles, which they showed disconnected successful a selfie taken by Coons connected Thursday during Scholz's trip to nan American capital to promote U.S. support for Ukraine successful its ongoing warfare pinch Russia.


Scholz met pinch President Joe Biden arsenic good arsenic members of Congress, wherever he and Coons posed for nan lighthearted image shared connected their respective accounts connected X, formerly Twitter.

"Wer ist wer?" Coons wrote in German complete nan selfie, meaning, "Who is who?"

"Great to spot my Doppelgänger again — @ChrisCoons!" Scholz posted successful English supra a photograph taken from a fewer feet distant while nan men were posing successful beforehand of Coons' phone.

The men, separated by 5 years, pinch Scholz aged 65 and Coons his inferior astatine 60, antecedently met successful January astatine nan World Economic Forum successful Davos, Switzerland.

Scholz was successful Washington to stress nan stakes of the Ukraine conflict for nan U.S., Europe and others. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week repeated his declare that nan February 2022 penetration was intended to protect his nation’s interests. Kyiv insists nan onslaught was an unprovoked aggression.

"Without nan support of United States, and without nan support of nan European states, Ukraine will person not a chance to take sides its ain country," Scholz said.