According to Mediaite, the victory of far-right outsider Javier Milei in Argentina’s presidential election garnered celebration from former President Donald Trump and various conservative influencers in the online sphere.
Provisional results revealed Milei securing over 55% of the votes, defeating his rival Sergio Massa. Milei, perceived as a bombastic right-wing figure, campaigned on an anti-establishment platform, contributing to his triumph in the election.
Former President Trump expressed his congratulations to Milei on Truth Social, a platform he frequently uses, with a message echoing his famous campaign slogan: “MAKE ARGENTINA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump conveyed his pride in Milei’s victory, predicting that he would bring about positive change in the country.
Several conservative influencers joined the chorus of congratulations. Notable figures such as Ben Shapiro, Tucker Carlson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy took to social media to applaud Milei’s success. Greene shared a video of Milei expressing his intent to dismantle certain government ministries, while Ramaswamy wished Milei success in addressing Argentina’s economic challenges.
The sentiment extended beyond political figures to include online conservative influencers like Ian Miles Cheong and former Arizona senate candidate Blake Masters. They shared posts praising Argentina’s new president-elect, with Cheong posting a video of Milei passionately declaring, “Leftist sons of b*tches, be afraid!” Masters drew parallels between Milei’s election and the political shifts seen with Brexit in 2016, suggesting it could foreshadow Trump’s potential return in the 2024 elections.
The celebration and expressions of support from influential conservative voices highlight the global resonance of political developments and the interconnected nature of populist movements. Milei’s victory, seen as a triumph for right-wing ideals, has captured the attention and approval of conservative figures both within and outside Argentina.
BREAKING: 🇦🇷 Javier Milei has won the Argentine Presidential Election.
Milei becomes the world's first libertarian president. pic.twitter.com/SNkuwGq5gx
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 19, 2023
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2023