Trump Makes Beethoven Great Again

Hans has been exercised all day about Trump in Hamburg, writing—a propos the concert in which Chancellor Merkel made him listen to Ode to Joy—“ Trump applauds between movements. Will want to congratulate the composer personally.” Hans later added,

Trump’s comment after the concert: “Big waste of money. Choir does not work until the 4th quarter, is paid for the whole evening. Strike first three quarters, they are not so good anyway. And the 4th quarter should be sung in a language that everybody can understand. The Germans, who do they think they are?”

And, so, Hans, this is for you: