Nayib Bukele is the recently re-elected President of El Salvador. He won re-election by a landslide.
On Tuesday, Red State posted some interesting information about his victory.
The article reports:
As RedState reported, Nayib Bukele has secured a landslide re-election win in El Salvador. That came despite global accusations of authoritarianism and couched U.S. opposition, so much so that Bukele took to sarcastically calling himself the “world’s coolest dictator.”
He’s not a dictator, though, and to prove it, El Salvador welcomed in international election observers to monitor the process as the incumbent secured around 83 percent of the vote, demolishing his closest rival, a left-winger who only got seven percent.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken mostly bit his tongue and put out a congratulatory message, though it was still laced with underhanded jabs at Bukele’s governance.
“The United States values our strong relationship with the people of El Salvador, forged over 160 years and built on shared values, regional ties, and family connections. Events in El Salvador have a direct impact on U.S. interests at home and abroad. Only by working together can we achieve our full potential and overcome the greatest obstacles in our hemisphere and globally,” Blinken said. “Looking ahead, the United States will continue to prioritize good governance, inclusive economic prosperity, fair trial guarantees, and human rights in El Salvador under our Root Causes Strategy.”
Under Bukele’s leadership, El Salvador has gone from one of the most dangerous countries on earth to one of the safest. Using emergency powers granted to him by the nation’s legislative body, over 70,000 people have been arrested, a development that has sent many American liberals into fits of panic. You know what, though? It’s worked.
People can walk their neighborhoods again without fear of being abducted and worse. Even the downtown area where Bukele’s victory speech took place was once ruled by gangs. El Salvador was a failed state, and despite cries of “authoritarian tendencies,” it is no longer one. That’s the reality, whether people like the methods or not.
American liberals are scared to death that Americans might follow the example of El Salvador and elect a President who would actually enforce laws and fight crime. Securing the southern border would be a good start. Of course it is President Trump who fits that description. It would be nice to see some of our major cities again become the tourist attractions they once were.