Shot Slovak PM Robert Fico Forgives Gunman, Blames Liberal Media and George Soros For Stoking Hatred Against Populists

Shot Slovak PM Robert Fico Forgives Gunman, Blames Liberal Media and George Soros For Stoking Hatred Against Populists


Prime Minister Robert Fico named George Soros in his condemnation of NGOs and liberal media that created the febrile environment leading to the attempt on his life last month in his first appearance since the gunman struck.

Populist leader and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has spoken for the first time since an attempt on his life on May 16th, which saw a man fire a handgun at point-blank range. Fico was injured in the gut, hip, arm, and leg and his small intestine was perforated five times, and was in critical condition when airlifted to hospital. Multiple statements from the Slovak government made clear he came close to death but a major surgery to save his life was successful.

With a “minor miracle”

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