This time Rutte left the parliament in awe after he accidentally spilled his coffee, and then did not hesitate to clean up after himself under the cleaners’ applause. Under the watchful eyes of many witnesses, including Alexander Pechtold from the Democrats 66 party and Sybrand Buma from the Christian Democratic Appeal, he borrowed a bucket and a mop to wash the floor, and a piece of cloth to wipe away some stains.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte dropped his coffee cup today in Parliament, then cleaned up the mess himself under loud cheers of the Parliament's cleaners. pic.twitter.com/hHhcP24YHQ— Cees Van Beek 🇳🇱 (@ceesvanbeek) 4 июня 2018 г.
Social media users have been amazed by the move, citing him as an "example of humble leadership":
he's actually like that. I've seen him multiple times just biking round The Hague. He's a nice and humble guy (whatever you may think of him politically)— Cees Van Beek 🇳🇱 (@ceesvanbeek) 4 июня 2018 г.