(CNN Spanish) — Donald Trump, former president of the United States, congratulated Javier Milei on Tuesday for his victory in Sunday’s presidential elections in Argentina.
In his Truth Social account, Trump offered his congratulations and emphasized that the Milei Government will manage to turn around the situation in the South American country, which currently registers an interannual inflation of 142.7%.
“A very special congratulations to Javier Milei for a great race for the presidency in Argentina. The whole world was watching and I am very proud of you. You will turn the situation in Argentina around and truly make Argentina great again,” said the ex-president, who is the politician who leads the polls to be elected as the next president of the United States in 2024.
Trump used the phrase “Make Argentina Great Again,” which is a reference to his typical signature phrase “Make America Great Again” or “MAGA.”
Trump’s congratulations join other reactions from leaders on the American continent, including that of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who assured that Milei has the thoughts of dictators like Rafael Videla or Augusto Pinochet, but that the country does not will break relations with Argentina.
Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, also took a critical position on Milei’s victory, saying that “the extreme right has won in Argentina; it is the decision of its society. Sad for Latin America.”
To this reaction from Petro, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, responded “Now say it without crying.” Meanwhile, former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that “hope shines again in South America.”