German President Christian Wulff, who has been criticized in the country’s media over private loans, used the word “war” and threatened legal action in a message left for the head of the company that publishes Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, Tagesspiegel reported.
Wulff left the voicemail for Mathias Doepfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer AG, publisher of the Bild- Zeitung tabloid, Tagesspiegel reported, citing the company.
Germany’s president is in a dispute with Bild-Zeitung over a phone call he made to the paper’s editor last month.
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