Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica says he has been offered $1m for his vintage Volkswagen Beetle. Mr Mujica, once dubbed “the poorest president in the world” because of his modest lifestyle, said the offer had come from an Arab sheikh. Ben Bland reports.
President Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has since symbolizes of the Uruguayan leader’s austere lifestyle.
The man once nicknamed “the poorest president in the world” told the Uruguayan weekly Busqueda that an Arab Sheikh offered $1 million for the humble car. When asked about the reported offer at a news conference, Mujica said: “That’s what they said to me, but I didn’t give it any importance.”
That is the best president I have ever seen. Who can accuse him of corruption what so ever? Those men that surround him are working for his country without hidden agenda.
I have high respect for him.
That is how all presidents of the world should be.