October 31, 2016
Geert Wilders Too Good To Show Up To His Own Trial
The Netherlands kicked off their first day of proceedings against far-right leader Geert Wilders on charges of inciting racial discrimination. The Dutch really pulled out the stops for this party, even holding the trial at Schiphol airport – at Wilders’ request – citing the politician’s need for top security. Yet, the man of the hour couldn’t be bothered to show up to his own party. Charges were brought against Wilders after 6,000 people filed official complaints when he promised to “take care of” the Moroccan population living the country.
If you’re not familiar with Geert Wilders, he’s the far-right, anti-Islam, Dutch celebrity that looks like Donald Trump had a child with Beethoven’s ghost. Not only did baby Ludwig not show up to his trial, but he doubled-down on the language that got him charged with discrimination in the first place: reiterating that the Netherlands has a “huge problem with Moroccans,” adding,“to be silent about it is cowardly.” Bold words coming from the guy too afraid of his own trial.
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