Trump hails Hungarian PM Orban as ‘great leader’ and ‘strong man’

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has repeatedly made anti-Ukrainian and anti-European statements, a "great leader" and a "strong man" during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Jan. 20.

"There is a great man, a great leader in Europe — Viktor Orban," Trump said, recalling how Orban praised him.

“He is the Prime Minister of Hungary. He is a very great leader, a very strong man. Some people don't like him because he's too strong.”

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Since the beginning of Russia's major invasion, Orban has repeatedly made anti-Ukrainian statements. Budapest does not support Kyiv with weapons and blocks EU financial aid. On Oct. 17, 2023, Orban personally met with Vladimir Putin in China, and after criticizing the EU and the United States, he said he was "proud" of the meeting.

As the 45th U.S. President faced criminal charges, the Hungarian Prime Minister publicly supported him. More recently, he congratulated Trump on his victory after the first Republican caucuses in Iowa.

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The former U.S. president has repeatedly asserted that if he wins the 2024 election, he will be able to quickly end Russia's war against Ukraine, without specifying how.

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