The Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, considered that he was the victim of “a phenomenal attack, merciless by a tweet” and acknowledged that having insulted former President Mauricio Macri “was a mistake.”
The national official today questioned the journalistic coverage about his crossing with the renowned graphic humorist Nik, who had criticized the government’s announcements in the framework of the electoral campaign. “When I write, I think. What I put it I put it because I want to. There was a phenomenal attack, ruthless. That I take two covers of La Nación for a tweet?”, Raised the controversial minister.
On whether he had spoken with the comedian, he said that “I expected him to attend me, he did not give me room and I could not speak.” Regarding the criticism of his statements by the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the candidate for deputy Leandro Santoro, the only voices that publicly expressed themselves against what happened, said that both “have the right to say what they want, which doesn’t mean I have to match them. ” “For me it is a finished issue,” he added.
In journalistic statements before entering the Ministry of Security, the Peronist referent avoided giving information on whether he spoke with President Alberto Fernández about the matter: “The things that I discuss with the President I speak with the President.”
On the other hand, the former national senator acknowledged that “it was a mistake” to have said “son of a bitch” to Macri and pointed out that the Simplified Stock Companies, promoted during the administration of Cambiemos, were used by the drug gang Los Monos ” to launder 1,200 million pesos “. “But the cover of La Nación is me,” he complained.
Finally, when asked whether he was not afraid of being awarded an eventual electoral defeat by the Frente de Todos for his controversial statements, as happened with the leader Herminio Iglesias in the 1983 elections, Aníbal Fernández stated: “Herminio’s box was never the problem of Peronism “.
In addition, through his Twitter account, the Minister of Security thanked the support of “colleagues” in the face of the “formidable unprecedented media attack.”