Czech presidential spokesman says Trump defeated elite and media

09-11-2016 updated

Spokesman for Czech president, Jiří Ovčáček, tweeted that the victory of Donald Trump showed that ordinary Americans could defeat the powerful pseudo elite in the country and the pompous media. He added that he hoped the same could happen in 2018, the date when direct elections for a new Czech president should occur. Current head of state Miloš Zeman has not announced yet whether he will be standing though is widely expected to. Zeman was one of the few world leaders who announced his backing for Trump, announcing back in September for if he was American he would vote for him. Zeman later stressed his agreement with Trump on issues such as immigration and the fight against Islamic terrorism. He added that 98% of the media had been against Trump, but it was not the role of the media to shape public opinion but reflect it. The Czech president said that he was sometimes dubbed the ‘Czech Donald Trump’ and in this case he regarded it not as an insult but as a compliment.