A feud has broken out between liberal billionaire activist and fervent Clinton supporter, George Soros, and Italy’s anti-immigrant League party, which on Friday formed a populist movement in coalition with the 5-Star party, and whose leader Matteo Salvini stepped into his new job as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior on Friday, pledging to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.
Salvini’s League and the 5-Star Movement struck a deal Thursday on a coalition government which will work towards “putting Italians first” (and potentially making life for Europe a living hell with the ongoing threat of Quitaly, which according to JPMorgan may be Rome’s best outcome), ending five days of market volatility and political chaos.
In response, George Soros flipped out, openly suggesting that Salvini might be financed by Vladimir Putin, saying he is “very worried about Russia’s influence on Europe in general and on the new Italian government.”
+++ George Soros : “gli italiani hanno diritto a sapere se Salvini è finanziato da Putin, io sono molto preoccupato per influenze russe “+++ #economicfest
— Stefano Feltri (@StefanoFeltri) June 3, 2018
“I do not know if Salvini was funded by Moscow, but the public has a right to know” said Soros.
Soros translated: Any government who puts their citizens ahead of migrants is now a Putin puppet.
The League’s economics policy chief, Claudio Borghi hit back against Soros, stating (translated):
“Soros worried by the Italian government? Then it means that we are going in the right direction… We understand that those who have speculated for years on the skin of immigrants, financing NGOs and smugglers to invade Italy.
“The wind has changed for [Soros] and for all those who have profited from the deaths of hundreds of people.“
BORGHI – LEGA: REPLICA A SOROS: “ IL VENTO È CAMBIATO, SE NE FACCIANO UNA RAGIONE COLORO CHE HANNO GUADAGNATO SULLA MORTE DELLE PERSONE “ https://t.co/uZETxii0RY
— Claudio Borghi A. (@borghi_claudio) June 3, 2018
Soros also admits in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper that the League’s growing influence is a reflection on “Europe’s flawed migration policies that imposed an unfair burden on Italy.”