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'''Jean-Claude Juncker''' (born December 9, 1954) was [[prime minister]] of [[Luxembourg]] from 1995 to 2013. He was a member of the [[Christian Social People's Party]], the largest political party in the country. A strong supporter of the [[European Union]], Juncker was elected president of the [[European Commission]] in July 2014 and assumed that office in November 2014. Juncker was succeeded as prime minister by [[Xavier Bettel]].
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It was reported that Juncker took Brexit personally and, along with the other [[Liberal elite|European elites]], planned on taking revenge against the UK in the exit negotiations.<ref>Montgomery, Jack (May 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/17/trade-power-grab-strengthens-anti-deal/ Trade Power Grab Strengthens Anti-Brexit Hardliners in Brussels]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> Juncker later said that the UK would "soon regret" Brexit.<ref name="SotU">Montgomery, Jack (September 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/13/state-union-juncker-brits-regret-brexit-proposes-new-eu-super-president/ State of the Union: Juncker Says Brits Will ‘Soon Regret’ Brexit, Proposes New EU Super-President]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 15, 2017.</ref> In March 2017, Juncker indicated he would support the independence of U.S. states, in revenge of U.S. President [[Donald Trump]]'s support for [[Brexit]]—something which showed either Juncker's ignorance of the difference between the EU and the U.S., or his support for a "United States of Europe."<ref>Montgomery, Jack (March 30, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/30/eu-prez-vows-revenge-for-trump-backing-brexit-will-call-for-texan-independence/ EU Prez Juncker Threatens ‘Texit’ as Revenge for Trump’s Brexit Support]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> [[Nigel Farage]] called Juncker a "complete and total idiot" for those comments and that they cost him and the EU "whatever credibility it had in the USA."<ref>McKenna, Katie (March 31, 2017). [http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/03/31/brexit-leader-farage-european-union-just-lost-whatever-credibility-had-in-u-s.html Brexit Leader Farage: European Union Just Lost Whatever Credibility they Had in the U.S.]. ''Fox Business''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> Later, in May 2018, Juncker insulted Italians by implying all of them are lazy and corrupt something he did as a [[Euroskeptic]] and anti-[[establishment]] government was about to assume power.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (June 1, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/01/eu-president-scolds-italians-more-work-less-corruption/ EU President Scorns Italians: ‘Work Harder, Be Less Corrupt’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 1, 2018.</ref>
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Juncker supports extreme European integration, and regarding immigration, he stated that "Europe is not a fortress and must never become one."<ref name="SotU"/> In November 2017, he stated that Europe has a "clear need" for African migrants and that Europe should do everything in its power to allow them to come.<ref>Hale, Virginia (November 28, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/28/eu-president-without-millions-african-migrants-europe-lody/ EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 28, 2017.</ref> Juncker has criticized nationalism.<ref>Edmunds, Donna Rachel (September 14, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/14/junckers-state-of-the-union-speech-populist-nationalism-to-be-overcome-by-doubling-down-on-europe/ Juncker: More Federalism Will Overcome Populist Nationalism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2018.</ref>
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Juncker is a strong supporter of [[open borders]], stating in August 2016 that "borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians."<ref>Multiple references:
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*[http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/23/eu-boss-borders-are-worst-invention-ever-made-by-politicians.html EU boss: 'Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians']. ''Fox News'' (from ''The Sun''). August 23, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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*Kassam, Raheem (August 22, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/22/eu-prez-juncker-borders-worst-invention-ever/ EU Prez Juncker: ‘Borders Are The Worst Invention Ever’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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*Barnato, Katy (August 23, 2016). [https://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/23/national-borders-worst-invention-ever-eu-chief.html National borders ‘worst invention ever’: EU chief]. ''CNBC''. Retrieved May 5, 2018.</ref> In 2018, Juncker commemorated [[Karl Marx]]'s birthday in the latter's birth town, with Juncker defending Marx and unveiling a statue of him donated by China's communist government.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Hale, Virginia (May 5, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/05/eu-president-heartfelt-defence-karl-marx/ EU Chief Jean-Claude Juncker Defies Protests to Deliver Heartfelt Defence of Karl Marx]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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*Byas, Steve (May 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/28979-european-commission-president-praises-karl-marx-s-contributions-to-european-union European Commission President Praises Karl Marx’s Contributions to European Union]. ''The New American''. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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*Byas, Steve (April 29, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/28934-eu-commission-president-juncker-set-to-honor-karl-marx European Commission President Juncker Set to Honor Karl Marx]. ''The New American''. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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*Montgomery, Jack (May 6, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/06/polish-anti-communists-jordan-peterson-slam-eu-boss-marx-statue/ Jordan Peterson and Anti-Communist Groups Slam EU Boss for Marx Statue]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 6, 2018.</ref>
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