Image: Kersti Kaljulaid, Estonia’s president, pauses during an interview at the presidential palace in Tallinn on April 6, 2017
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid criticized politicians who pursue divisive political campaigns and disregard facts, setting the tone a day before she meets U.S. President Donald Trump.
Leaders who win office with the help of “post-truth” campaigns but can’t deliver on their promises will see their governments fail, Kaljulaid told a conference in the Latvian capital, Riga, Wednesday. From there, she’ll head to Warsaw where she’ll meet her counterparts from 12 central and eastern European countries in the Three Seas Initiative. Trump will also attend.
“Post-truth is a short-termist strategy,” she said. “To counter post-truth politics, we need better political leadership.”
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