A US reporter told Ms Dunz to pose her question in German so Mr Trump could not interrupt [Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images].

It’s quite well-known that Donald Trump’s family was originally German – that’s why This Site refers to him as Herr Drumpf (his real name).

How humiliating for him, then, that he could not even understand a question put to him in his own native language!

A German reporter has won plaudits from fellow journalists after finding a way to ask Donald Trump the kind of challenging questions he normally manages to avoid.

Kristina Dunz from the German Press Agency (DPA) was widely praised for asking Mr Trump why he was “so scared” of the media during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip to the White House.

She said she had been advised by a US colleague to pose her questions in German because Mr Trump would have to wait for the full translation before responding and therefore could not interrupt.

She said: “Why are you so scared of diversity in the news, and in the media, that you speak so often of fake news?

“And that things after all, in the end, cannot be proven, for example, the fact that you have been wiretapped by [Barack] Obama?”

Source: Reporter lauded after finding way to ask Donald Trump tough questions others couldn’t

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