The Washington Post reports:
Former president Donald Trump made an unusual endorsement in a foreign election on Monday, offering his “Complete support” for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a right-wing populist leader accused of undermining the country’s democracy and moving toward autocracy during more than a decade in power.
Six opposition parties have coalesced around Hungarian opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay in a bid to oust Orban, who has championed “illiberal democracy” and become a pariah among European Union members, in parliamentary elections planned for the spring.
“Viktor Orbán of Hungary truly loves his Country and wants safety for his people,” Trump said in a statement. “He has done a powerful and wonderful job in protecting Hungary, stopping illegal immigration, creating jobs, trade, and should be allowed to continue to do so in the upcoming Election. He is a strong leader and respected by all. He has my Complete support and Endorsement for reelection as Prime Minister!”
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You know that Tucker Carlson had a hand in this.
Trump offers unusual endorsement of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ahead of parliamentary elections https://t.co/rN210kVaLG
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) January 3, 2022
1/ Why does it matter that Viktor Orbán’s close friend and ally, MEP József Szájer was caught having an orgy with 20+ men? Very simple. While he was enjoying himself in LGBT-friendly Brussels, he made life for LGBT people in Hungary miserable by rewriting the constitution. THREAD pic.twitter.com/uvMrD5WnwS
— Szabolcs Panyi (@panyiszabolcs) December 1, 2020
Respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told Hungary’s premier as EU leaders confronted Viktor Orban over a law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality https://t.co/YcrndHojNR pic.twitter.com/JbxHKVea8x
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 25, 2021
European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen calls Hungarian PM Viktor Orban’s new anti-LGBT law a “disgrace.” Implicitly threatening a cutoff of EU subsidies, she says he must repeal it or “face the full force of EU law.” https://t.co/eY9LsnjAKY pic.twitter.com/FslWkI5u1w
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 7, 2021
The whole point of human rights is to protect people from majority overreach. Hungarian PM Viktor Orban knows that, but in response to EU criticism of his new anti-LGBT law, he proposes a referendum on it, as if a vote can legitimize a rights violation. https://t.co/kteEfo7Nnb pic.twitter.com/VHQxOx2ypL
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 26, 2021
With Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban facing a tough election, and his party plagued by sex scandals, he reads from the predictable chapter on homophobia from the Autocrat’s Handbook and enacts anti-LGBT legislation. https://t.co/IPPjwQqltj pic.twitter.com/42gt5U7E8F
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) June 15, 2021