After garnering nearly 15 million votes, Javier Milei, often referred to as the “Donald Trump” of Argentina, was elected the next president of his country. Since the election, former U.S. President Donald Trump has scheduled a meeting to meet with Milei in Buenos Aires, according to the president-elect’s office.
Milei’s office did not provide a specific date as to when the meeting between both world leaders would take place. Nonetheless, many speculate it should occur before Dec. 10, 2023 — the day Milei is set to take his oath of office.
“The president-elect received a call last night from the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, who congratulated him and pointed out his triumph by a wide margin in last Sunday’s election had a great impact on a global scale,” the president-elect’s office said in a statement, as reported by the Associated Press (AP).
An Argentinian journalist, Luis Majul, recently wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the Trump-Milei meeting was conceived and planned by the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro.
Responding to Majul’s post, Milei wrote, “That’s right.”
Trump recently praised Milei on social media for his presidential victory, saying, “Congratulations to Javier Milei on a great race for president of Argentina. I am very proud of you. You will turn your country around and truly make Argentina great again.”
NEW VIDEO: Trump congratulates Javier Milei on the big win in Argentina:
“Make Argentina Great Again” pic.twitter.com/t8T9rTeW1X
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 21, 2023
Milei’s mannerisms and rhetoric have long been compared to Trump’s. The president-elect has demonstrated his admiration for the former president repeatedly.
In September 2023, during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Milei said that Trump should “continue with his fight against socialism, because he’s one of the few who fully understood that the battle is against socialism, that the battle is against the statists.”
Trump’s call to Milei took place after the president-elect spoke with President Joe Biden.
Biden spoke with Milei about “the strong relationship between the United States and Argentina on economic issues, on regional and multilateral cooperation, and on shared priorities, including advocating for the protection of human rights, addressing food insecurity and investing in clean energy,” per the White House.