Workers rehearse applause for Vucic; He says he doesn’t need it

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Source: Tanjug / Strahinja Aćimović

A video, allegedly made before the visit of Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar to the Clinical Center of Serbia, showed what the author said was workers' applauding rehearsal, flooded social media on Tuesday.

The video shows a man telling workers supposed to greet the two how big the Center was, „one of the five largest clinical centres in the world,“ and then instructs them to applaud at his sign.

„We will greet them like this when they arrive. I will start applauding, so you applaud as well „, the man told the workers.

Vucic told reporters he did not know anything about the video, adding he did not need applause.

„I don’t know about that, but I will not attack the workers because of that, nor because of anything else. I see that it bothers you (some media) whenever I get applause. I have no idea what the workers have done, nor have I expected that from them,“ Vucic said.

He added his only goal was to „give them a hand, ask how they survive the heat, as well as whether they work hard and whether they can finish everything on time.“

„I do not need applause. I can organise every day, wherever I appear, a thousand, five, ten, fifty, and even a hundred thousand people. I never do that because that would be irresponsible,“ Vucic told reporters.