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Italy’s Salvini Tells Richard Gere to Take Stranded Migrants to Hollywood on his Jet
By Alessandro Speciale
and Jeannette Neumann
August 10, 2019, 10:37 AM CDT

    Gere, NGO appeal to EU leaders to find port for marooned ship
    Ship with 160 rescued migrants has been barred entry in Italy

Richard Gere helps serving meals to migrants aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat on Aug. 9. Photographer: Francisco Gentico/AP Photo

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini suggested Richard Gere fly 160 migrants stranded off the Italian coast back to Hollywood on his “private jet” after the actor made a plea to European leaders to find a port for the ship.

Gere joined representatives from the non-governmental organization Open Arms at a press conference on the Italian island of Lampedusa to appeal to take in the ship. Salvini has refused to allow the vessel into Italian waters, the latest episode highlighting Europe’s divisions over immigration.

“As the generous millionaire airs his demands about the fate of the Open Arms immigrants, we thank him: he will be able to bring everyone in his private jet to Hollywood and keep them in his villas,” Salvini said in a statement after Gere’s press conference.

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TOS posted a story on this and... I noted something about Salvini on yesterday's twitter feed. His twitter account is: All of almost all in Italian.

I think Salvini keeps his cool and wits about him as people say some pretty nasty things about him too over all of this. I think that might have been posted before. People calling them "fascist" just because they are looking after Italy?  And for the record over the past several years, Italy has allowed many migrants. One has to star asking, where does this hospitality end? Can you just take in more and more and more and more?  Now, they will take them in if other countries promise to take care of them.
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Good for him. 

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Methinks Mr. Salvini told Mr. Gere exactly right:
Take 'em somewhere else.

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