The minister’s tweet (”Belli ciao”) is the latest lunge
Fabio Fazio leaves Rai and Matteo Salvini rejoices with a tweet. The message (“belli ciao”) with which the Minister of Infrastructure ‘greets’ the presenter is the latest lunge from the leader of the League, who over the years has not spared his certificates of ‘disdain’ towards the popular television face now destined to work at Discovery.
In the last electoral campaign, last September, somewhat surprisingly, the leader of the Carroccio withdrew the idea of abolishing the Rai license fee for Italians. “Removing the Rai license fee from the bill and taxes of Italian citizens – he said from the centre-right stage in Piazza del Popolo on 22 September -. And if Fabio Fazio wants to hold rallies, he pays for them out of his own pocket”.
Sparks that have never been lacking in recent years. The exchange of tweets between the two in January 2019 was reported. The conductor of ‘Che tempo che fa’ wrote his opinion on the eviction and closure of the Cara di Castelnuovo di Porto, in the province of Rome, calling it a “proof of inhumanity and inconsistency”. An accusation that the then Minister of the Interior of the Conte government did not really like: “The millionaire (against the Italians) says I am inhuman – Salvini replied on Twitter -. The more they get rich, the more they lose touch with reality. Collect what passes you, I go ahead in the name of common sense and respect for the rules. Kisses “. A few days earlier the Northern League leader had lambasted Fazio for his salary: “Fabio Fazio earns in a month as much as the Minister of the Interior earns perhaps in a year – he always wrote via social media -. A month to go and do the TV show, a year to be the minister responsible for the security of 60 million people”.
Even the other Northern League supporters did not miss Fazio’s barbs, as happened when Claudio Borghi, the Eurosceptic economist of the League, one of the most listened to by Matteo Salvini, said, interviewed by AdnKronos, in October 2019, that “not we managed to get Fazio out of Rai, let alone get Italy out of the euro, especially now that we’re not even in government”. Words that Fazio relaunched on his social profiles: “For those who want to understand what happened to me professionally, here is the explanation. Unheard of!”. Over the years Matteo Salvini has never gone to Fazio’s living room. “We have invited Salvini several times, but we have never had a formal response”, the now former Rai conductor repeated several times. “To Fabio Fazio, however, Salvini told journalists, I said it clearly: I’ll come to you on the show if you halve your salary. He never answered me again: it is clear that he was offended”.