Carlson, the conspiracy theory-spewing Fox News personality, claimed Meloni isn’t the hard-right politician that her critics portray her as, despite the neo-fascist roots of her Brothers of Italy party.
The prime-time presenter also suggested the GOP adopt Meloni’s tone on what he described as the “onslaught” of “poisonous ideologies” that are faced by American families.
Then, before playing a clip of Meloni, he added: “As you watch this, ask yourself if you would vote for a candidate like this if you had the chance in our country?”
Carlson has similarly fawned over Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban.
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