KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Hans Isaac is seldom known to take swipes at world leaders, but United States President Donald Trump seems to be the only exception.
In an Instagram post yesterday, the 49-year-old National Film Development Corporation (Finas) chairman lambasted Trump for wanting the US to buy exclusive access to a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by German biotechnology firm CureVac.
Trump's move angered many Germans, and the country's economy minister Peter Altmaier said that "Germany is not for sale".
In an Instagram post which featured a news report on Trump's controversial move, Hans said: "Sorry, I'm never political with my comments, but I can't take this egocentric idiot's thinking. How the hell did he get voted as President of the United States of America? And well done Germany for making a stand."
Netizens roundly applauded Hans for slamming Trump, and some even likened the US President to Marvel's purple supervillain Thanos.
Others even suggested that Germany take over the leadership of the West from the US.
"F off Trump! I'd rather Germany be the leader of the West than the US!" said Roslin.
“Trump is Thanos! Only difference is he is orange and Thanos is purple. Give it to him Hans!" said Ash.