Trump Inspires Italy’s Interior Minister

Trump Inspires Italy’s Interior Minister

Reuters

In less than a month as Italy’s combative interior minister, Matteo Salvini has won a reputation as Europe’s Donald Trump on immigration.

“Trump and Salvini are cut from the same cloth,” said Steve Bannon, who was chief executive of the 2016 election campaign in which Trump said he would get tough on illegal immigration and build a wall along the entire southern U.S. border.

The comparison is likely to please Salvini who, like Trump, rose to power on a reputation for being a no-nonsense leader ready to shake up the status quo and take on big challenges.

“There’s no easy solution on the southern border of the U.S. or for the migrant situation in the Mediterranean,” Bannon, who was also Trump’s chief strategist and a champion of the president’s “America First” agenda, told Reuters.

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