Salvini hails Trump election as 'revenge of the people'

League leader says outcome is blow to globalization

(ANSA) - Milan, November 9 - Matteo Salvini, the leader of the right-wing Northern League, on Wednesday hailed Donald Trump's election as United States president as the "revenge of the people". "It's a blow to globalization," Salvini told the League's Radio Padania. "It's a win for courage, pride and labour and security issues against the banks, speculators, journalists and pollsters. The people have beaten the powers-that-be 3-0". Salvini added that his party, which, like Trump, takes hard-line stances on migration, should follow the lead of the U.S. president elect.
    "It's time to be more daring," he said, ahead of a rally in Florence on Saturday against the Constitutional reform of Premier Matteo Renzi's government. "I'll propose to the League that Florence will be the start of something, of a long march. It's a truly beautiful day against everything". Mario Borghezio, an outspoken MEP for the League, said d Trump's win was a victory for "white, Christian America".
    "Donald's victory is a clear good example for us in the League to follow," he added. "Long live white, Christian America".
   

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