Santo Matteo vs the lab rat

Italy’s two senior ministers, Matteo Salvini and Luigi di Maio, are publicly attacking France’s Macron and supporting the gilets jaunes.

In an extraordinary public EU feud, Italy’s Matteo Salvini and his coalition partner have thrown their support behind France’s Yellow Vest movement, while Salvini also accused President Emmanuel Macron of being against his people.

“I support honest citizens who protest against a governing president [who is] against his people,” said the Italian deputy prime minister…. In December, Salvini mocked the French president as a “lab mouse elected to keep the elitist political system in place.”

The prime minister, Cinque Stelle’s di Maio, said, “Politics, in France as in Italy, has become deaf to the needs of citizens who have been kept out of the most important decisions affecting the people. The cry that rings out strongly from the public squares in France is: let us participate! Yellow vests, do not quit!”

Emmanual Macron observably does stand against the French people. He is an enemy of France. He is a globalist, an elite liberal imperialist of the very sort Hazony describes in The Virtue of Nationalism, and he has rejected his nation.