September 26, 2022

Founder and president of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk weighed in today on Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni's terrifying victory in a general election in Italy. She will be Italy's first female prime minister, and she's a fascist.

Kirk said of Meloni's ideology, "It's not fascist. It's common sense, it's normal, it's middle of the road."

Wrong, wrong, wrong again.

Via the Associated Press:

The Brothers of Italy party, which won the most votes in Italy's national election, has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement.

Keeping the movement's most potent symbol, the tricolor flame, Giorgia Meloni has taken Brothers of Italy from a fringe far-right group to Italy's biggest party.

A century after Benito Mussolini's 1922 March on Rome, which brought the fascist dictator to power, Meloni is poised to lead Italy's first far-right-led government since World War II and Italy's first woman premier.

The AP's article is titled, "How a party of neo-fascist roots won big in Italy."

Kirk is trying to normalize something that isn't normal. That's why MAGA Republicans got upset when President Joe Biden called out the semi-fascism with MAGA Republicans. Italy didn't look at what had happened here. If Meloni isn't reelected when her term ends, how much do you want to make a dollar bet that she will claim it was "rigged."?

Here Charlie. A history lesson for you.

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