Italy has always been far more receptive to populism. America as a whole has too much of a bourgeois mind set to get dooped by the socially conservative far right types, no feudal myth to fall back on. Even Trump had to have a pragmatic dangerous liaison with them, one could quite possibly call Trump the most cynical politician. What trump wanted, what trump got, etc. Meloni is operating in a more classical far right tradition, less of the conman theatrics.
this is what Luke fails to understand. he still thinks like the swp paper he masturbated into after smoking a spliff in 1993. He doesn't get that the SWP were and are pussyole democratic filth because they do not understand the absolute necessity of dictatorial art terrorism.