You have to be a very poor soul when the entire world makes your name synonymous with ‘bad.’ That’s the fate of President Donald Trump it appears. English, Australians, North & South Americans, and Canadians have all made it clear the value of the current POTUS’ name is zero. Adding to the public shame, the Czech Republic has now made it clear they too see the name as evil. This week the Central European country had its biggest protest since the fall of communism. Thousands upon thousands gathered in Prague, the country’s capital, to demand the ousting of ‘Czech’s Trump,’ Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
The beginning of the political uprise began Tuesday. The organizer of the protest, A Million Moments for Democracy initiative, estimate 120K Czech citizens met in Wenceslas Square. This is the same place where the Velvet Revolution took place in 1989. It was a major stand against communism. The mood of the crowd gathered is far different from the one that walked Prague for Central Europe’s largest ice cream festival (read here) just days ago.
“Shame! Shame” chanted the crowd at the moment. Many also held hand-written and printed banners demanding that the Prime Minister Andrej Babis be put in jail.
Prime Minister Babis = President Trump?
Like ‘The Donald,’ President of the United States, many view the Czech PM as a corrupt politician who’s ciphered funds for the people into his own pockets. Allegations came forth recently that he illegally profited from funds allocated to the country by the European Union.
The “Trump of Prague” denies accusations. He claims his money is clean and has come from his business empire that includes farms, food, and media ventures. Babis was supposed to relinquish control of his company ‘Agrofert’ once Prime Minister, which he claimed to put into trust fund 2 years ago. Critics disagree with his claims however, believing he still indirectly pulls the strings of the company which would be a conflict of interest for someone in his position.
In layman’s terms, the Prime Minister Andrej Babis is giving contracts to his own company. His position makes it unfair for others applying for those contracts, even if more qualified for them. This is similar to the doing of President Donald Trump, when he ‘allegedly’ used his son-in-law to hold backdoor meetings with Russia.