After the president Alberto Fernandez apologize for a furcio that he committed during an official act that he shared with the president of the government of Spain, the former president Mauricio Macri he took the opportunity to position himself politically and obtain electoral benefit from the situation.
“The Mexicans came out of the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships,” was the phrase that Fernández pronounced, and for which he later apologized on his Twitter account: “I didn’t want to offend anyone; in any case, whoever has felt offended or invisible, since now my apologies“.
Based on these events and in the middle of the electoral campaign, Macri shared at noon this Thursday an image where only the flags of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are displayed, countries referred to by Fernández, without any text.
Upon seeing the publication, Twitter users did not take long to cross the ex-president for his message, for the delay in his response and they also reminded him of some phrases of his authorship.
The journalist Lautaro Maislin, for example, recalled a statement by Macri at the World Economic Forum in Davos: “I believe that the association between Mercosur and the European Union is natural because in South America we are all descendants of Europeans. “
One of the phrases that marked the management of the former head of state was when on July 9, 2016, when it was the 200th anniversary of Argentine Independence, from the House of Tucumán he affirmed that “The patriots must have felt great anguish at having to separate from Spain”, and pronounced the phrase: “Clearly they should have anguish to make the decision, dear King, to separate from Spain.”
On the other hand, other users joked about how late Macri reacted, or the fact that he only tweeted an image of the flags. “Now guess which country each one is from,” they wrote in a humorous tone.
Macri contacted Bolsonaro
Likewise, the former president sent a message to the president of Brazil this Thursday, Jair Bolsonaro, to apologize “on behalf of the Argentine people” for the words of Alberto Fernández.
“I want to apologize to you on behalf of the Argentine people and on your behalf to all the Brazilian people”, was the message that, according to the NA news agency, Macri sent Bolsonaro through his personal number on WhatsApp.