As if President Mauricio Macri’s complex with his father wasn’t bad enough, an official flyer and website for the G20 summit that listed all the presidents, got him confused with someone else. Instead of placing a photo of the Argentine president, the flyer allegedly had a photo of his dad, Franco Macri. The embarrassing snafu appears to have been taken down but not before screenshots started making the rounds on Twitter.
— Terra Argentina (@TerraArgentina) September 2, 2016
Making things even more embarrassing for poor Mauricio? Right next to his dad’s face is that of Brazilian president Michel Temer, who has only officially been president for all of 48 hours.
Many of the jokes on Twitter made reference to the fact that businessman Franco Macri has lots of ties to China and has done plenty of business with the country over the years. Plus the fact that Mauricio Macri’s problems with his fathers are the stuff of legend. Macri has said he got into politics to get out of his father’s shadow, it was a decision his dad never really liked. And he let him know it. In 2014, Franco Macri said in an interview that he didn’t think his son had the “heart” to be president.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”es” dir=”ltr”>El tipo se presente y gana elecciones presidenciales para salir de la sombra de su papá Franco Macri y no van los chinos que lo confunden.</p>— feliceslosignorantes (@s0rcerer) <a href=”https://twitter.com/s0rcerer/status/771765700499300352″>September 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The guy runs and wins presidential elections to get out of the shadow of his dad Franco Macri and then the Chinese gets them confused.
This reminds us of a famous conversation journalist Gabriela Cerruti had with Macri once:
- -Did you ever go to family therapy?
- -Yes, obviously … for many years…
- -With your brothers and your dad?
- -No…just with my brothers … dad was the problem!
Even as president, it seems dad keeps causing problems.