Tennis champion Martina Navratilova on Monday said the propaganda she heard growing up in communist Czechoslovakia “pales next to” President TrumpDonald John TrumpNebraska governor refuses to sign proclamation honoring book whose author criticized Trump Trump fundraises off prime-time address Network debate on carrying Trump address is laughably hypocritical MORE‘s “lies.”
Navratilova, 62, who frequently criticizes the president on Twitter, wrote this week that misinformation mandated by the Soviet Union rings similar to that of the Trump administration.
“I can tell you all this for sure- whatever ridiculous propaganda we were fed in then Czechoslovakia, which was mandated by Soviet Union- pales next to the lies being told and repeated by trump and his ilk. I am not kidding…,” Navratilova wrote.
“Trump truly trumps the communists. And that’s not easy,” she added.
I can tell you all this for sure- whatever ridiculous propaganda we were fed in then Czechoslovakia, which was mandated by Soviet Union- pales next to the lies being told and repeated by trump and his ilk. I am not kidding…
trump truly trumps the communists. And that’s not easy
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) January 8, 2019
Navratilova, who was born in Prague in the modern-day Czech Republic, defected to America when she was 18 years old. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1981 and communist control ended in her native country in 1989.
She frequently criticizes the president on social media and told Ireland’s “The Late Late Show” in 2017 that she believes Trump is sexist and racist.
“I think he is a threat to the world, not just to our country, and you’ve just got to do your part,” Navratilova said.
Navratilova took to Twitter on Tuesday to knock Trump ahead of the president’s prime-time Oval Office address seeking support for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tonight Trump will lie in order to make people believe there is a crisis at our border. Make no mistake there is crisis, but he created it.#shutdowntheshutdown #NoCrisis #noborderwall pic.twitter.com/pqSBemYhn0
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) January 9, 2019