American president-elect Donald Trump’s ties to the Czech Republic began in 1977 when he married Zlín-native Ivana Zelníčková. (The former Mrs. Trump has even put herself forth as a potential candidate for ambassador to the country of her birth.)
Trump’s connection to the country goes beyond the familial; current Czech President Miloš Zeman has been a vocal Trump supporter, endorsing the unlikely candidate during last year’s U.S. presidential election and later penning a congratulatory letter expressing a desire for improved US-Czech relations.
Following his win, Trump invited Zeman to the White House.
The two leaders’ political often intersect: Just like his American counterpoint, Zeman has suggested building a wall to keep out migrants.
And let’s not forget Twitter: the social network is the bull-horn of choice for both Trump and Zeman spokesperson Jiri Ovcacek, who recently set up a separate Twitter account just to blast his own country for creating a center aimed at fighting Russian propaganda.
Trump’s similar issues with the US intelligence community create yet another parallel between the Czech president and American president elect.
To that end, Foreign Policy magazine on-line has put together a fun game of who said what.
(These are just a few teaser questions, full quiz is here: Who Said it, Slamming Intel Edition: Donald Trump or the Czech President?)
Quote 1: It is for the people to make up their own minds as to the truth.
Quote 2: A fundamental law applies in a democratic and free society: nobody can have monopoly for truth.
Quote 3: Julian Assange said “a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!
Answers: 1. Trump, 2. Zeman’s spokesperson, 3. Trick question: Tweet by Trump but retweeted by Zeman’s spokesperson.