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Angela Merkel's downplaying of her shaking episodes echoes other leaders who kept medical issues private

Jul 11, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel was filmed shaking at an official ceremony in early June, her office brushed it off as an episode of dehydration. Then it happened again. And again.

On Thursday, she opted to sit through national anthems during an official visit with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. After the event, she told journalists that she is fine but "will have to live with it for a while."

"I am very well, and you don't need to worry about me," she said. "Just like...