April 17, 2024

Macron, the shirt of controversy

A gift from one president to another, so far, nothing too crunchy or shocking. Whether it’s a soccer jersey – that of Boca Juniors, a club from Buenos Aires, in this case – there’s nothing really controversial about it. However, the present in question, intended for Emmanuel Macron, comes from a controversial figure to say the least: Argentina’s new leader Javier Milei.

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A gift from one president to another, so far, nothing too crunchy or shocking. Whether it’s a soccer jersey – that of Boca Juniors, a club from Buenos Aires, in this case – there’s nothing really controversial about it. However, the present in question, intended for Emmanuel Macron, comes from a controversial figure to say the least: Argentina’s new leader Javier Milei.

Extreme right-wing, nicknamed the Trump of the pampas, Javier Milei was elected last month to head a country ravaged by economic crisis.t be controversial. For Socialist Party First Secretary Olivier Faure, the French head of state has become the publicity agent for the ultraliberal populist Javier Milei.

The LFI deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis, Thomas Portes, denounced Emmanuel Macron as a stepping stone for the far right. His fellow LFI member Rodrigo Arenas is equally indignant, seeing the Elysée Palace resident as a supporter of Milei, who wants to privatize the commons and the sale of human organs, and is a deliberate racist, misogynist, homophobic and militant climate skeptic.