Former President Donald Trump Gives Argentine Anarcho-Capitalist Javier Milei Props for Presidential Victory
After populist libertarian Javier Milei was elected president of Argentina on November 19, 2023, former United States President Donald Trump praised him for his electoral victory.
“Congratulations to Javier Milei on a great race for President of Argentina,” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.
“The whole world was watching! I am very proud of you. You will turn your Country around and truly Make Argentina Great Again!”, the former president continued.
Milei defeated his rival Minister of Economy Sergio Massa by a 56% to 44% margin. Prior to election day, Milei warned about potential voter fraud going down, especially by alluding to the first round of voting in October being filled with irregularities.
Integral parts of Milei’s campaign have focused on abolishing the Argentine Central Bank and downsizing the bureaucracy.
During his victory speech on November 19, Milei declared that the “reconstruction of Argentina begins today.”
“Argentina’s situation is critical. The changes our country needs are drastic. There is no room for gradualism, no room for lukewarm measures,” Milei declared, per a report by the AP.
Other conservative pundits praised Milei for his presidential victory.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson posted a photo with Milei once it became clear that he was running away with the presidential race. Conservative superstar Ben Shapiro proclaimed, “Awesome news’ ‘ when news of Milei’s victory surfaced.
Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene praised Milei on X, stating, “Argentina God bless you!!”
Milei will be an interesting figure to watch. He has strong instincts about fighting the Left head on. However, he does have some questionable views on foreign policy. For one, Milei has expressed his support for Ukraine and the West’s proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. He also holds some bizarre, pro-Zionist views. Israel is slated to be one of the first countries he visits as he assumes the presidency.
Ultimately, Milei needs to remember that he was elected to be president of Argentina — a role that means improving the lives of everyday Argentines by downsizing the state, implementing sound money, and making it easier for people to do business. None of that entails being a foreign policy slave to the Anglo-American-Zionist axis.
Time will tell if Milei will restore Argentina to its previous status as Latin America’s most prosperous nation.