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Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Anthony Gardner (Anthony Gardner) said that a President Donald trump reminds him of the Italian dictator, Il Duce Benito Mussolini. His comparison leads to The Hill.
In conversation with Jack Blanchard (Jack Blanchard), editor of the London Politico Playbook, Gardner said that he is concerned by the wording of trump and his strategy. “For several years I was bothered by many things that Donald trump shares with Benito Mussolini, a man, from which my Italian grandparents fled in 1938,” he said.
Gardner, who was Ambassador under former US President Barack Obama also commented on trump’s reaction to the protests against police brutality that occurred after the death of the African-American George Floyd, who died after a tough arrest by the police of Minneapolis. “It is very sad, very depressing to have a US President who openly incites and promotes racial controversy that blew up part of his electoral base,” said former U.S. Ambassador.
He also said he was glad officials, such as former Pentagon chief James Mattis and former White house chief of staff John Kelly, who opposed the trump amid protests. While Gardner added that he “welcomes these statements in the sense that these people have served this President.”
Gardner said he supported the presidential campaign of Joe Biden, although he acknowledged that young voters are not enthusiastic about the presumptive nominee of the Democrats. However, he added that the Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren was “unelected” in the United States. “I’m convinced he’s the right person,” said Gardner, referring to Biden. “I will do everything I can to be sure that in November we will get change,” he concluded.
In early June, mark Polymeropoulos, who previously oversaw the CIA operations in Europe and Asia, compared the President of the United States with Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi.
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