Giorgia Meloni: “Enemies ready for anything but I cannot be blackmailed”

The Prime Minister: “I am amazed by the total invention of arguments with my government allies”

“As I said at the beginning of my mandate, I cannot be blackmailed”. These are the words of the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloniinterviewed by Bruno Vespa for the book ‘Il rancore e la Speranza’ to be released on 8 November by Mondadori/ Rai Libri.

“I don’t feel the dimension of the siege at all. It’s the story that is told about me. I know that there are enemies willing to do anything to bring me down. But they don’t scare me. As I said at the beginning of my mandate, I cannot be blackmailed. But I understand that for some power groups that have controlled Italy for a long time this is a problem”, says the Prime Minister.

“What amazes me – adds the Prime Minister – is the total invention of arguments with my government allies. I have read quotes of mine in which I insult Salvini which not only were never uttered, but not even thought of. When I read pieces of press reviews with Matteo and Antonio Tajani, we are stunned. I understand that some newspapers want to send us home: legitimate, God forbid. What is not acceptable and is foreign to any ethics is putting things that have never been said or thought in quotation marks.”

In recent weeks, the Prime Minister announced the end of the relationship with her ex-partner Andrea Giambruno, after the diffusion of some rumors broadcast by Striscia la Notizia and relating to the words and behavior of the Rete4 journalist. In recent days, the case linked to the audio of the ‘fake phone call’ of two Russian comedians who had a conversation with the prime minister in September.

So Meloni isn’t in the bunker? “But let’s imagine. To demonstrate how deep my nervousness is, they say: he confides in his sister Arianna… He understands – Meloni replies to Vespa – what great news… Do you know what the truth is? They are incurable misogynists. They try to accredit the thesis that a woman’s head cannot handle the pressure. Like those legislators who, until a few decades ago, believed that women could not be magistrates because, when they have their period, they don’t think well.”