It saddens me when I read his sarcastic posts on social media about his resolutions on immigration problems, because the situations of those in difficulty must never become the object of ridicule.
Having said this…
At the end of the reading it is understood why people like it: it is a normal person, defined good-hearted by friends, also too good-hearted, who with his linear, simple way of doing, responds to everyone’s problems because he listens to everyone and puts passion in everything he does.
Three of the answers given to the journalist, author of the book that interviewed him, heartened me, in the sense that they highlighted Salvini’s professionalism:
“Do you read many books?”
“I used to read more first. Now I read two or three a year, but I admit that if it weren’t for traveling by plane I would have very little time. Also, as a Minister of the Interior there is always a new dossier to read. An informative report on which to concentrate. If they were a literary genre, I think I could say that I was one of the most profound connoisseurs. Do you know that I have never studied so much in my life?
Really. At school, I managed with minimal effort, maximum synthesis, average result. I was a champion of vertical reading, quick reading, what’s his name… Now, no, I read everything. From the beginning to the end, because when it comes to security, you can’t improvise. “
“What is the thing you love most?”
“The thing in the world that I love the most, the one without which so much is worth continuing all this spectacle of sunrises, sunsets, races, chases, worries, smiles, victories, defeats, planes to take from the fly, squares full, feverish expectations, responsibility huge, difficult decisions, handshakes, selfies, controversies, Nutella, front pages, dossiers, inquiries … “
“Yes, what makes sense of this?”
“The passion. I explain myself, even if it is not easy because we are talking about something that cannot be touched, that is not measured with the thermometer, but I try the same. For me, passion means a precise thought that, fortunately, since I was very young it accompanies me in everything I do, giving me confirmation that I am always on my way. It emerges clearly, from time to time. It is a simple thought. It is as simple as the trail are sign that are painted in the forest to trace the paths, to convey us. I wouldn’t want to be here “now.” It is not entirely conscious, as if it formed itself independently within me. And do you often know when it shows up? Not only when maybe I’m talking to a beautiful square full of so many people, that it’s easy to be happy there. No. Or better not only. Most of the time it surprises me when I’m attending a difficult meeting on complex subjects, or when I’m listening to the problems of those who enter my office for hours and hours and hours. And, of course, like everyone else, I too get tired, maybe it drops me attention, I risk being distracted. Here it is often in those moments, not exactly the most striking in the life of a politician, that that voice makes its way into me and tells me: “I wouldn’t want to be here. Now.” And it’s really true.”