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In Rome, Pepe Mujica cries “Help!” as Trump wins election

Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:02 UTC
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Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory

The former Uruguayan President came up with “a word that says it all: Help!” during a radio interview. Tabaré Vázquez to wait for official results to be released.Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, in Rome to attend the third World Meeting of Popular Movements made those remarks during a radio appearance. Mujica had expressed his preference for Hillary Clinton.

 Asked on what he believes can happen with US-sponsored deals in case of a Donald Trump win, Mujica joked that he did not know “because there is still no direct line to escape to Mars”. Mujica also said that the worst thing about Trump was not Trump himself but the people following him.

At the meeting in Italy, Mujica regretted the emergence of a “globalization that is so concentrated in favor of few people, that is stagnating the expectations of vast sectors of the middle class that are seen in uncertainty.”

“The Trump voters are the ones who say 'France for the French', 'England for the English', who are part of that 'working-class middle class world of good wages that is sinking into uncertainty and joins those dynamics,” he explained.

“It's China's fault or Mexico's or the immigrants or the Syrians ... in each place a literature that lived the world in the 30's,” Mujica said.

Meanwhile, Preisdent Tabaré Vázquez has announced he would wait for the official results to be released before undertaking any actions regarding the Republican victory in the United States.

 

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  • ChrisR

    So the MURDERING commie bastard Mujica had the nerve to bad mouth Trump?

    Has Trump ever started a seditious closed cell uprising to overthrow a democratically elected government like this illiterate and innumerate, failed to finish second school has? NO.

    Even Vasquez is now removing by presidential decree the more whacky laws this numbnut decreed. His popularity in Uruguay has plummeted now all the scams of his place men (and females) is coming to light.

    It's only the dumbass press that keep his torch stuttering, soon to be out for ever.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 06:28 pm +2
  • Pete Bog

    I'm amazed at people like Boris Johnson who have bad mouthed Trump. Yes he's said some crazy things but that hasn't stopped him being elected. And whilst Obarmy told the UK they would be at the back of the queue after Brexit, Trump praised Bexit and said that the UK would be at the front of the queue if he became president. Everyone is lamenting Clinton not winning. Yet she and Obarmy are more anti UK than Trump is, Clinton wanting the UK to talk to Argentina about Falklands sovereignty. I will laugh and laugh if a s suspected Trump ,might if asked take the British side over the Falklands. I wonder if anyone has asked him? Mujica bad mouthing Trump-that's a joke. Trump has said some stupid things. Mujica was a criminal. The prospect of Trump having being able to communicate with Putin-a bad thing? With UK brexiting and needing to trade, Trump liking the UK a bad thing? Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 11:39 am +2
  • ChrisR

    @ Pete Bog

    Spot on.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 12:22 pm 0
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