Italy’s Far-Right Leader Salvini Says He’s Being Hounded ‘Like Trump’ After Senate Votes to Put Him on Trial
Matteo Salvini was stripped of his immunity and could be tried for kidnapping migrants and holding them illegally at sea.
Instead of the new elections he wanted, the populist strongman has found himself dumped out of government and facing plummeting poll ratings.
“The lesson from Europe is we can’t take that moment of compassion for granted — we have to sustain it over time in order to affect policy.”
"I risk three to 15 years in prison for blocking illegal landings in Italy. There are no words.”
The health minister said she has "chosen to open the door to other deserving personalities.”
“I only talk to sober people who don't make comparisons that are neither here nor there. He should drink two glasses of water before opening his mouth."
Italy’s far-right party compared a black politician to a monkey. Now, it’s suing her for calling it racist.
"If this is not racism, what is it then?" Italy's first black government minister, Cécile Kyenge, told VICE News.
“If you like immigrants so much, you can welcome them all in Luxembourg."
"I’m the Interior Minister and I think it is my duty to defend the security of this country’s borders.”
“It’s like we have a target on our back”: Black Italians face a surge of racism let loose by Matteo Salvini
“Now I don’t feel safe, especially with people I don’t know. I can’t go out alone, I can’t go out at night. I don’t feel peace any more.”
It's an "infamous page in the history of the Republic.”
Matteo Salvini is "promoting himself as a member of this sort of ‘Internationale of nationalists,’" said one analyst