Trump: ‘Twin Brother’ Orban Has ‘Done the Right Thing on Immigration’, Kept Hungary Safe
President Donald Trump’s meeting with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán was a great success, with the American leader comparing his European counterpart to a twin brother.
Prime Minister Orbán, who won his third consecutive election with a parliamentary super-majority last year, has in many ways been in the vanguard of the national populist insurgency against the left-neoliberal consensus which has prevailed throughout the West for the last forty years.
His platform, which emphasises Hungary’s national identity and Christian heritage and explicitly rejects multiculturalism and mass migration — promoting social cohesion over the former and support for the family and child-rearing over the latter — is popular with voters, but fiercely opposed by the leadership of the European Union, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and so-called “civil society” groups funded by wealthy activists like George Soros, and the media establishment on both sides of the Atlantic.
However, in contrast to his predecessor Barack Obama — and what the Hungarians have described as a “liberal cabal” at the U.S. State Department — the populist-leaning President Trump appears unperturbed by the hyperbolic accusations which have been levelled at the Hungarian leader: “Viktor Orbán has done a tremendous job in so many different ways. He’s highly respected, respected all over Europe. Probably like me a little bit controversial, but that’s OK. That’s OK. You’ve done a good job. And you’ve kept your country safe,” he told reporters at their Oval Office meeting.
According to U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein the meeting between Trump and Orbán concluding with the President telling the Hungarian, “It’s like we’re twins.”
“Not everyone agrees with us, not everyone loves us, but look at our results,” he said.
Hungary builds a wall; cuts illegal immigration by over 99 per cent. Lessons for President Trump…? https://t.co/ME09N3n3eg
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 16, 2017