"The people have spoken, the bastards."The first bit of this short vid is German President Gauck in an interview with German public service broadcaster ARD after he announced he would not be seeking another term:
Schoolboy German translation:
At the moment the elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.Here's the complete interview (18 minutes).
A couple days ago a writer at Medium used the "...bastards" quote but didn't give the reference. The backstory makes it all the better.