by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016
The leader of Poland’s conservative party suggested a CAT Scan may be in order for Bill Clinton after the former president said Poland and Hungary craved authoritarian “Putin-like leadership.”
During a campaign appearance for wife Hillary, Bill Clinton said “Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War, have now decided this democracy is too much trouble.
“They want (Russian President Vladimir) Putin-like leadership. Just give me an authoritarian dictatorship and keep the foreigners out.”
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, former prime minister and conservative party leader of Poland, responded by saying Clinton may be in need of a mental health evaluation.
“If someone says there is no democracy in Poland today, that means he should have a medical test,” Kaczynski told The Associated Press on May 17.
“The media, different factors in the world, provoked a gigantic misunderstanding. It is possible that this is influencing the ex-president. Otherwise, I cannot explain it.”
Current Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo called Clinton’s comments “unjustified and simply unfair.”
“With all due respect, and without using coarse words, (Clinton) exaggerated and should apologize to us,” she told Polish state radio on May 18.
In Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that “no one, not even Bill Clinton, can allow himself to offend the Hungarian people in this way.”