In English, we have an expression, a horse’s ass. A horse’s ass is a person who is stupid and looks like a horse’s ass after their statement. Sometimes, a comment that makes you look like a horse’s ass may appear to be months later.
The Perussuomalaiset (PS)* is Finland’s party that adores former President Donald Trump. Not only that, but they like the autocratic politics of Hungarian strongman Viktor Orbán and Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki.
PS parliamentary group leader Ville Tavio went as far as to declare his love for the undemocratic regimes of Poland and Hungary.
Startling revelations – that make the PS leadership look like a horse’s ass – were uncovered in a few books that wrote about the chaotic last days of Trump’s administration.
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was especially concerned by Trump’s “Reichstag moment.”
According to “I alone can fix it” authored by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Milley described to aides that “he kept having this stomach-churning feeling that some of the worrisome early stages of twentieth-century fascism in Germany were replaying in twenty-first century America.”
Milley added: “They may try [to usurp power by a coup], but they’re not going to f—— succeed. You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
The latest revelations about Trump’s lust for power and his willingness to trash the democratic system in the United States is an example of where the PS wants to take Finland.
If the Finnish media wants, and should do, is ask politicians what they think of Trump today and if what they said made them look like horses’ asses.