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Trump Surprises CPAC Hungary With Video Message

The organizers of CPAC Hungary began the second day of the conference with a “surprise video message” from none other than former U.S. President Donald Trump. Like Tucker Carlson and Nigel Farage, Trump only sent a short video message just 65 seconds long to the conference.

In the short video, Trump thanked the Center for Fundamental Rights, which organized the event, and the American Conservative Union for “the fight.” He then talked about being very close to Viktor Orbán, who he called “a great leader, a great gentleman, and he just had a very big election result.”

Trump added he was “honored to endorse” the Hungarian prime minister, noting that it was “unusual” for him to offer his support to a foreign politician, but he made an exception with Orbán because he “really was a good man and he’s done a fantastic job for his country.”

The former US president also said that he’s working on stopping “a lot of the problems that are going on in the world, including in the United States – socialism, and even communism.”

In February, The Guardian reported that the Center for Fundamental Rights had invited Donald Trump to the event, which was originally scheduled to take place in March. The former president’s visit could have been a serious boost for Orban in the days leading up to the April 3 election, but the conference was eventually postponed and Trump did not come in person to the event.

Viktor Orbán gave the keynote speech on the first day of CPAC Hungary on Thursday, in which he shared, among other things, his 12-point recipe for success. [Telex]

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  1. Misi bacsi

    RE: Trump’s comment about how “unusual”it was for him to endorse a “foreign politician.”I guess depending on how Trump defines “politician,”we might have to ignore his “endorsements” of Putin and various other autocrats in North Korea (via “love letters”) and Saudi Arabia (the dance of swords). So yes, Orban is now in a special club. And Trump-no doubt- sees the benefit of the salami tactics used in Hungary to disarm independent mass media and the further benefit of all those so called Hungarian foundations.

    • Steven

      I was kind of hoping Trump would say something like, “He won because of my endorsement!” Would have been quite funny to see.

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