Former U.S. President Bill Clinton should apologize to the Poles for having said they think “democracy is too much trouble” and want to have an “authoritarian dictatorship,” Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday.
Beata Szydlo called Clinton’s words “unjustified and simply unfair.”
“With all due respect, and without using coarse words (Clinton) exaggerated and should apologize to us,” she told Polish state radio on Wednesday. (snip)
The head of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said Clinton is misinformed.
“If someone says there is no democracy in Poland today, that means he should have a medical test,” he said.
Not even a former President of the United States can allow himself to insult the Hungarian people, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has said in response to former US President Bill Clinton’s claims that Poland and Hungary “have now decided democracy is too much trouble, therefore “they want Putin-like leadership.”
In a statement sent to the state news agency MTI, Mr. Szijjártó wrote that contrary to Bill Clinton’s claims, Hungary’s freedom was delivered by Hungarian people and not the United States, with tens of thousands of Hungarians sacrificing their lives for Hungarian freedom. “To underestimate the freedom struggle of the Hungarian people in such a way is unacceptable”, the foreign minister said.