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BY: Katelyn Caralle
Former President Barack Obama's face is back on the campaign trail, this time in Germany, where his image is being used on posters to promote the reelection of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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The image is the same one that was used in Obama's iconic 2008 "Hope" campaign poster, but now it is colored in with Germany’s flag colors of red, black, and gold. The image is accompanied by the logo for Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Washington Post reported.
A Merkel ally, who is running for Parliament in Berlin, made the decision to feature Obama in the German election campaign. The unusual move reflects Obama's special status in Germany, according to the Post.
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During Obama's last overseas trip of his presidency in November 2016, he made an impromptu endorsement of Merkel.
"If I were German and I had a vote, I’d support her," Obama said alongside Merkel at a news conference in Berlin. "I don’t know if that helps or hurts."
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At the time Obama left office, 86 percent of Germans said that they trusted him to do the right thing in global affairs, only 11 percent trust President Donald Trump...
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