Donald Trump retweets Mussolini quote, sparks controversy


Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump again stirred up controversy after he retweeted words attributed to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and then defended his action saying it was a “very good quote”.

“@ilduce2016: ‘It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,’ @realDonaldTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain,” the Republican front-runner shared from a parody Twitter account. The website Gawker claimed credit for creating the parody account about Il Duce, which translates to ‘the leader’ in Italian.

The Gawker website said it had created “a Twitter bot that would post quotes from the writings and speeches of… Mussolini” at Trump until he eventually retweeted one on Sunday. The parody account’s profile picture is a composite of Trump’s hair and Mussolini’s face.


The 69-year-old reality TV star-turned politician, later told NBC News, it did not make a difference to him whose quote it was. “It’s a very good quote. It’s a very interesting quote…I know who said it. But what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else?” Trump said.

-more at DNA



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