Matteo Salvini in Passignano sul Trasimeno

Last week former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini visited the town of Passignano sul Trasimeno in Perugia. In the video below you’ll see him pressing the flesh and having selfies taken with supporters in the crowd. He then speaks to the assembled citizens about the new government and its pro-migration policies.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

01:14   Here there are neither fascists nor racists. Here there are Italians proud of being Italians.
01:20   Italians proud of being Italians. Period.
01:24   Also because today there is in the newspaper, speaking of journalists who do their job well,
01:28   today in Quotidiano, the fact that — you remember Miss Carola [Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3],
01:32   that heroine… Besides,
01:36   besides breaking the law, she has risked… One moment…
01:43   Always honor to the firefighters of the world.
01:48   This morning, 900 firefighters are patrolling Rome who
01:53   have been hired thanks to the money found by our government,
01:57   saved via the reduction in the landing of migrants.
02:05   Folks, I read in the newspapers that on her ship, Carola also transported
02:09   three nice Libyan torturers and rapists,
02:13   who then arrived in Italy and were arrested. “Great” people, “great” people.
02:19   The Conte government has reopened the ports to everyone.
02:23   The disembarkations have doubled. And for this,
02:27   I am doing and will do everything possible
02:30   to send this illegal government home as soon as possible.