Michelle Muscat has claimed that EU leaders gave her husband, outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, a standing ovation at the last EU Summit in December.
“The media can invent all the lies that it wants, but the truth is that my husband received a standing ovation from EU leaders at the last European Union Summit. Several also asked him: why are you leaving?”, a visibly moved Michelle Muscat said during an interview on ONE TV’s Stat ta’ Fatt.
During the interview, Muscat said that she understood the Pope when he reacted by slapping a bystander who had pulled his hand rather violently.
“I understand the Pope perfectly as there were several times when I felt pain in my hands as people tugged at me especially when you have rings,” she said. “So the Pope must have been in pain when he reacted like that.”
Muscat spoke extensively about her work in the Labour Party, in government, as well as her philanthropic work with the Marigold Foundation, Special Olympics Malta, the Alliance for Rare Diseases and campaigns such as Pink October.
She said she would be continuing with her philanthropic work this year after her husband steps down as Prime Minister, adding that there would be some “surprises” as the year progressed.
She said that she and her husband are serene and have a clear conscience on all that happened.
“Everyone knows what kind of people we are. We can leave the media fabricate all the stories they want but the general public out there knows we are genuine. What you see is what you get with us”.