Last Updated on September 27, 2022
A leftwing former prime minister of Italy spoke out against the establishment media and their attacks on the newly elected Italian Prime Minister, Georgia Meloni.
Matteo Renzi, who was Italy’s prime minister from 2014-2016, suggested the media’s assertions that Georgia Meloni is a “danger to democracy” or that Italy is facing Fascism is “absolutely fake news.”
“Personally, frankly speaking, I was against Georgia Meloni, so I’m not her best friend…we were and will be rivals always. At the same time, I think that is not a danger for Italian democracy… The idea there is a risk of fascism in Italy is absolutely fake news – she won election particularly because of populism,” Renzi explained on CNN.
Matteo Renzi was the Italian prime minister from 2014-2016. He’s a lefty but tells CNN:
‘Personally I was against Georgia Meloni. I’m not her best friend. We are rivals but she is not a danger to democracy. The idea there is a risk of fascism in Italy is absolutely fake news.’ pic.twitter.com/F1QXqcLDMo
— John Ruddick (@JohnRuddick2) September 26, 2022
As National File previously reported:
Giorgia Meloni, a leading figure of the country’s nationalist and populist movement, is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister ever.
Exit polls from Sunday show Meloni is expected to crush her opponent, a Democrat-aligned politician.
Following news of her probable victory, a speech Meloni gave to the World Congress of Families has spread like wildfire across Conservative social media circles.
Meloni eloquently describes the government’s involvement in the culture war and how she intends to defend traditional, national, religious, and gender identities.
Meloni slammed the establishment for supposedly making the nuclear family an enemy and suggested the regime fears the family “because it defines us.”
“Everything that defines us is now an enemy, so they attack national identity, they attack religious identity, they attack gender identity, they attack family identity. I can’t define myself as Italian, Christian, woman, mother, no. I must be citizen x, gender x, parent 1, parent 2. I must be a number, because when I am only a number, when I no longer have an identity or roots, then I will be the perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators,” Meloni said with a fiery tone.
This is Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
I’ve never heard any politician so perfectly explain what we’re up against and why we fight.
When you watch this video, you’ll quickly realize why the establishment is afraid of her.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 26, 2022
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