Actress Victoria Koblenko stood up for the farmers in Renze Klamer's talk show. In the meantime, host Renze was eating himself up: "It just makes me a bit nauseous!"
Farmer Dolf Heikoop sat yesterday in Renze Klamer's talk show opposite two office holders of the VVD: provincial administrator Frederik Zevenbergen and mayor Tanja Haseloop. They want the farmers to stop their current protests, including the flags they hang on lampposts.
Victoria supports farmers
What nonsense, says Victoria Koblenko. She shouts to Tanja: “I would say, really: choose your battles, because if things get so heated, you could also say: if we have to choose between burning haystacks on the highway and some flags… Then the choice is what I concerns made quickly.”
A little later to Frederik: “Do you know what is such a shame? That it is now about flags and not about looking for structural solutions. I now have the feeling that because you don't express your words very well, it is very easy to put it away like that. I also feel that you are trying very hard to get one step closer.”
Renze is annoyed
Renze Klamer has made it no secret in his talk show for some time that he is annoyed by the farmers. He especially criticizes that parties that want to clean up protest mess from farmers are being threatened. “It actually makes me a little nauseous when I hear that.”
That might cross a line, Dolf agrees. Renze is annoyed: “Maybe? Threatening isn't 'maybe', is it? (…) I have the feeling that many Dutch people today are wondering when it will all end.”
Then she says to Victoria: “Why does it bother you so much, Victoria?”
Victoria: “Well, I notice that… Of course: no one approves of the actions or the fires. As far as I'm concerned, that's simply paramount. It is also clear that the discussion about this at the table is being used somewhat inappropriately to not hear the farmers. I think that's such a shame.”
Renze: “But you didn't hear it? Who says… Just because you are heard doesn't mean you get your way. I think the farmers have been heard enough by now.”
Renze Klamer's talk show attracted 641 thousand viewers (17 percent) to RTL 4 yesterday.