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Giuseppe Conte, Donald Trump’s Italian cheerleader-

US president hails his own performances and ‘victory’ by Italian PM who was appointed not elected.

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"Giuseppe Conte never campaigned for office or ran in Italy’s election, but that didn’t stop U.S. President Donald Trump from congratulating him on his “tremendous victory.”

Trump’s repeated references to Conte’s victory were just a small part of a strange news conference at the White House on Monday, in which the American president seemed to enjoy the rare opportunity to appear alongside a world leader with even less diplomatic experience than him.

 

Conte was actually appointed as a compromise candidate by the two parties that came out on top in the election, the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the far-right League.

In contrast to other European leaders — including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte — who have used their press conferences with Trump to highlight policy disagreements, Conte cheered along as Trump claimed major triumphs,.

..... and said he was personally prepared to spread the gospel of Trump, .......

https://www.politico.eu/article/giuseppe-conte-us-donald-trump-italy-election-nato-eu/

:rolleyes:

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