Rutte had recorded a video message to confirm the news himself. “Ha Wilfred, I’ve heard a few times now that I wouldn’t want to sit with you. That’s really nonsense,” he says. “I think it would be very nice. I am very busy in the coming weeks, could it be on Monday the 13th? Do you happen to have a seat available? Then I would love to come by.”
Today Inside presenter Wilfred Genee then jokingly said that someone else had already been invited. “We are not going to cancel anyone,” continued analyst René van der Gijp with a laugh.
Wilfred then confirmed Rutte’s arrival. He expects Rutte to get ‘really tough’ with Johan Derksen next to him. Criminal lawyer Job Knoester, who was a guest on Thursday, thinks that Rutte ‘will do well’. “It’s going to be good TV,” he thinks.