In an interview that has caused a stir both in Argentina and abroad, the ultra-libertarian presidential candidate Javier Milei speaks continued his attacks against Pope Francis, He declared that he was a “defender of dictatorships” and reiterated that he had no plans to negotiate with China, the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or any communist.
Milei was interviewed by ultra-conservative journalist Tucker Carlson. The presenter, who has defended various conspiracy theories and supported former US President Donald Trump, traveled to Buenos Aires to speak with Milei, whom he described as “the most famous person” in Argentina.
Milei accuses Pope Francis of defending Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro
Milei has long made it clear that he disagrees with Pope Francis and his view of the fight against socialism. He asserted that the Pope is “playing politics” and emphasized the Pope’s alleged affinity for the communist dictatorships of Cuba and Venezuela. That comment sparked a moment of surprise from Carlson after he asked him directly if he thought Raúl Castro was a murderer. Milei responded in the affirmative, claiming that the Pope had an affinity for murderous communists.
“The Pope plays politics, he has a strong political influence, he has shown great affinity for dictators like Castro and Maduro, he is on the side of bloody dictatorships (…) He has an affinity for murderous communists, in fact he doesn’t .” “Condemn them, he is quite condescending towards them, and also towards the Venezuelan dictatorship. He is condescending to all leftists, even if they are real criminals, which is a problem,” Milei explained.
Milei reiterates her position against feminism
In his criticism of the state, Milei argued that everything The regulations and restrictions promoted by government agencies such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Argentina result in positive discrimination. which he finds offensive to women. According to the candidate, these government measures cause more harm than they are intended to correct and lead to inequality before the law.
“All these regulations and restrictions promoted by these organizations like the Ministry of Women’s Affairs lead to positive discrimination, that is, discrimination that seems absolutely offensive to women.” because it means treating them as inferior beings, which seems abnormal to me” he mused. “Every government action causes greater harm than it is intended to remedy.”
Carlson also asked Milei to send a message to Trump, his ideological ally and candidate for president of the United States. The libertarian pointed out that Trump “must continue his fight against socialism because he is one of the few who have fully understood that the fight is against socialism, against the statists, and who have understood that the creation of “Prosperity from the private sector, from the state, does not create wealth, but destroys it.”