Did Adolf Hitler drink alcohol

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The Czech President Milos Zeman has justified his repeatedly publicly discussed alcohol consumption with a questionable comparison. Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did not drink alcohol, Zeman said in a TV interview on Tuesday evening.

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Drinking alcohol is “just as normal as the fact that you shouldn't get drunk,” said Zeman, adding: “Adolf Hitler was abstinent, non-smoker and vegetarian and lost the war, while British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a bottle of whiskey a day, drank three bottles of champagne and smoked eight cigars - and he won the war. "

Internet video as a reason for ridicule and scorn

The subject of his alcohol consumption was raised in the interview in connection with his recent participation in the opening of the exhibition of Czech coronation insignia at Prague Castle. At the time, the media reported on the president's "unsteady gait" and his "urgent need to lean against the wall," which the presidential office explained as having the flu.

A video of the performance published on the Internet caused ridicule and criticism. Zeman now personally denied in the television interview that he was drunk when the exhibition opened. He had a fever of 39.2 degrees and had also had problems walking for four years. That's why he had to sit on a small armchair after climbing 90 steps to the chamber with the insignia, according to Zeman.

Also finance ministers with strange interviews

The current President and former Prime Minister and Head of the House of Representatives, Zeman, has made no secret of the fact that he drinks alcohol for years. He used to praise the Karlovy Vary herbal liqueur Becherovka, while now he talks about slivovitz and wine. In the presidential election campaign in January, he said in response to rumors that he had a serious drinking problem, "An alcoholic is not someone who drinks alcohol, but someone who does not know how to drink".

The accusation that he did not have his alcohol consumption under control has to be put up with a few other Czech politicians, including Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek. In two recent telephone interviews on the subject of floods, Kalousek spoke so haltingly and incoherently that even the moderator had to complete his sentences. The minister, who had always liked to etch over Zeman's alleged noises, justified this with tiredness.