Juncker lashes out on eve of European elections.
Reluctantly linking to CNN because they have the raw video of his interview. Click through for all of it.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has lashed out at "stupid nationalists" on the eve of European elections in which euroskeptic politicians are expected to make gains in the European Parliament.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, the outgoing president said he was only too aware of the threat that nationalist politicians pose to European solidarity, which Juncker called the "main objective of the EU."
Some polls project that populists may become the most powerful group in the parliament following this week's elections in all 28 EU nations, resulting in a lasting impact on the future of the bloc and the continent at large. "These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries," Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.
"They don't like those coming from far away, I like those coming from far away ... we have to act in solidarity with those who are in a worse situation than we are in," he said.
You don't build a wall because you hate the people outside. You build a wall because you love the people inside.
Druncker obviously does not love his own people. Instead he considers them The Other, like most of the Left.
The former prime minister of Luxembourg, who has served as European Commission President since 2014, said he remained sad at the UK's decision to leave the EU, but now wants to see the Brexit process come to an end: "We have to stop this process because it's harming the general atmosphere in Europe. It's harming growth perspectives worldwide."
"It's harming me and the people I care about while helping The Other."
Juncker said he doesn't operate in the business of hate: "Many people hate me, but I don't hate anybody. If you hate someone you cannot work with them."
And then his lips fell off.
Posted by: Herb McCoy 2019-05-24