The well-known American newspaper has repeatedly described our Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration as the “Flemish Trump” in reference to his asylum policy.
The article starts with the following statement:
“The official, Theo Francken, is a 39-year-old Flemish nationalist who in 2014 was appointed secretary of state for asylum and migration. He is known for making incendiary comments about migrants; in September, he apologized for using the term “cleaning up” about a police operation in which several undocumented immigrants were arrested. The term was condemned as xenophobic.
Supporters and critics alike have called Mr. Francken “the Flemish Trump.”
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Belgium's "Flemish Trump" faces criticism over the deportation of Sudanese migrants. https://t.co/wCFRIUZBZ4
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