Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Nella Versailles di Re Sole i nobili facevano debiti pur di essere all’altezza di un invito a pranzo con Sua Maestà il Re.
Similmente, i politici occidentali sgozzerebbero padre e madre pur di essere inviatati a pranzo dal Presidente Donald Trump. Se non lo hanno ancora fatto è perché già li sgozzarono per ottenere il potere.
La Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel, quella che aveva sfidato Mr Trump dicendogli di non allungare le mani sull’Europa e che l’Europa si difende benissimo da sola, in meno di un amen ha destinato un ulteriore due per cento del pil alle spese militari. Per chi non avesse avuto il tempo di seguire questa vicenda, sarebbe come se SS Papa Francesco si affacciasse dalla finestra su Piazza San Pietro ed annunciasse di essersi convertito all’islamismo. Ma SS Francesco è servo di Dio, mentre Frau Mekel è schiava del potere.
Intanto, Mr Farage è stato invitato da Mr Donald Trump, e gli altri passano il loro tempo a rodersi il fegato.
Mr Trump è il boss indiscusso dell’Occidente, ed i valvassini bramano di essere convocati a baciare l’anello e ricevere i relativi ordini.
→ The Guardian. 2017-02-26. ‘Dinner with the Donald’: Nigel Farage joins Trump’s table at Washington hotel
Former Ukip leader photographed sitting opposite US president at Trump International hotel on Saturday night.
Nigel Farage dined out with Donald Trump on Saturday night after managing to secure a last-minute invitation to join the US president for an evening meal.
The former Ukip leader was photographed sitting opposite Trump and alongside his daughter Ivanka, her husband and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, and the Florida governor, Rick Scott, at the president’s luxury hotel in Washington DC.
Posting the photograph on Twitter, Farage wrote “Dinner with The Donald”. However, onlookers revealed that a place had only been made for him at the table at short notice.
Journalist Benny Johnson, who said the Secret Service “swarmed the place” before Trump’s arrival, had been keeping tabs on the group at the Trump International hotel.
Johnson, the creative director of online news outlet Independent Journal Review, wrote on Twitter: “Farage was not invited to this dinner. Squeezed in at last minute.”
Earlier in the day Farage had backed Trump’s treatment of the mainstream media, heaping praise on his political ally in a television interview. He told Fox News: “They [the media] are simply not prepared to accept that Brexit happened, that Trump happened, they kind of want to turn the clock back. And what they don’t realise is they are losing viewers, they are losing listeners, they are losing this battle big time and I’m pleased the president is not afraid to stand up to them.”
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Friday, Farage said the Brexit vote and Trump’s election had launched a “great global revolution”.
He added: “And it’s not going to stop, it’s one that is going to roll out across the rest of the great world.”
Farage said he was proud to have supported Trump in the election and attacked US mainstream media for being “in deep denial” about Trump’s victory, but said Americans as a whole would grow to appreciate their new leader. “Just as Brexit becomes more popular by the day, President Trump will become more popular in America by the day,” he said.
As Farage made further efforts to align himself with Trump, back in Britain Ukip was dealing with the fallout of its defeat to Labour in the Stoke byelection.
The party’s deputy leader, Peter Whittle, admitted it may have been a mistake for the leader, Paul Nuttall, to run for the party in Stoke Central so early in his leadership. Speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show, the London assembly member said voters might not have known Nuttall well enough, given he stood for election just 12 weeks after becoming party leader.
Nuttall, who Whittle said could not appear on the show as he had a holiday booked immediately after the election result, came second in Stoke, barely increasing the party’s share of the vote despite Ukip’s pledge to seize power from Labour.
Whittle told Marr: “If there was one mistake we made, it was that maybe Paul shouldn’t have run so early. He’s only been leader for 12 weeks. People hadn’t got to know him well enough, I think.” He added: “We didn’t win this time – there are many byelections coming up.”
Whittle dismissed threats from Arron Banks, Ukip’s main donor, to set up another party unless he was made chairman, saying there were other people who would provide funding.
Banks has threatened to pull his funding unless he is made chairman so he can “purge” members and stop the party being “run like a jumble sale”. Asked if he did not want Banks as Ukip chairman, Whittle replied: “It would be a very interesting conversation to have. I’ve always been very, very grateful for Arron’s contributions.”
He went on: “If Arron does take his money away, there are other people. Obviously I wouldn’t want that to happen. These sort of interventions are run-of-the-mill, they happen all the time within our party. It’s part of politics.
“I think the difference is, with us, people tend to see a kind of do-or-die situation in virtually every controversy.”