Prague, Nov 9 (CTK) – The U.S. presidential election has showed that the media and pseudo-elites can be beaten, Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman, wrote on Facebok yesterday.
He called for the same to repeat in the Czech Republic by which he indicated that Zeman will be defending the post in 2018.
“Ordinary Americans have showed us that the powerful conglomerate of the lying media and portentous pseudo-elites can be beaten,” Ovcacek wrote.
The next presidential election in the Czech Republic will be held in early 2018. Zeman has not yet announced whether he will seek re-election.
Zeman supported Trump before the election when he said that if he were a U.S.citizen, he would vote for him.
Finance Minister and ANO head Andrej Babis is of an opposite opinion. “I really do not support Trump even though some people compare me to him,” he tweeted last night.
To a remark that he said in the past he would vote for him, Babis said Trump’s statements about women are unacceptable for him.
MEP Pavel Telicka (ANO) tweeted that Trump is not an optimal partner for the Euroepan Union.
“But it also depends on it (EU) how the relations will look like,” Telicka wrote.
MEP Ludek Niedermayer (for TOP 09 and STAN), former central bank deputy head, tweeted that “the unusually squabbling Europe must close its ranks and shoulder its portion of responsibility for developments on the continent and in the world.”
MEP Jiri Pospisil (for TOP 09) tweeted that he hopes that Trump will pursue such a policy on NATO that will not threaten the interests of the Czech Republic and other countries in Europe.
“The world as we know it has ended,” Michael Zantovsky, former ambassador to the United States who now heads the Vaclav Havel Library, tweeted.
The United States will be a country which will have its frontiers, but will not stand aloof from Europe, Eliska Haskova Coolidge, former adviser to U.S. presidents and an ethics expert, said on public Czech Television (CT).
She said Trump is an optimist, he is capable of building things. He will be a better moral example to Europe and other countries, she added.