Bill Clinton blasts ‘Putin-like leadership’ in Hungary, Poland
Speaking at a campaign event for his wife Hillary Clinton, former U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Hungary and Poland for their “authoritarian” and “Putin-like leadership”, in a video posted on youtube yesterday by Nick Sadowski, a reporter of Nowy Dziennik Polish Daily News.
In a speech recorded in New Jersey Friday, Clinton (pictured) says that, without the help of the United States during the Cold War, Poland and Hungary would not be free. However, he added, both countries “have now decided this democracy is too much trouble; they want Putin-like leadership: Just give me an authoritarian dictatorship and keep the foreigners out.”
According to reports, Clinton drew a parallel between candidate Donald Trump’s policies and the two countries, and offered his wife as a solution. “You have got to have somebody from the beginning who knows how to keep big bad things from happening,” he said.
The video can be seen below:
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