Victor Orban: Donald Trump is “the president of peace”

The former president of the United States welcomed the Prime Minister of Hungary in Florida. Victor Orban called Donald Trump “president of peace” in statements he made during his meeting with the tycoon leader of the Republicans at his second residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. “We Hungarians have only one thing to do, and that is to admit honestly: The world would be better and it would be better for Hungary if President Donald Trump returned (to power),” Hungarian Prime Minister said. During Trump’s tenure in the White House, there was peace in the Middle East and Ukraine, and these wars would not exist today if (Trump) were president of the US, Orban argued in his Facebook posting. Trump had “offered respect to the world and thus created the conditions for peace”, according to the Hungarian Prime Minister, who expressed hope that the Republican’s return to the White House would revive bilateral trade relations. Trump seeks a second presidential term and will be put in the election battle for the upcoming November U.S. presidential election. In an election appearance in Pennsylvania last night, current U.S. president Joe Biden mocked the fact that Trump met the leader of a government of Europe “who has categorically stated that he does not believe democracy works.” “A Trump before Trump…” Trump and Orban planned to dine together and attend a concert, said Orban spokesman, Bertalan Havasi, according to the Hungarian MTI news agency. Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto was also present at the meeting. Prior to their meeting, Orban also attended the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington and met with former Trump chief advisor, known far-right Steve Bannon. Trump and Orban regularly praise each other publicly. Orban, Prime Minister in Hungary since 2010, was the only EU leader to have openly voiced his support for Trump even before his election as American president in the 2016 election. The two populists share common political ideologies, with Bannon once referred to the Hungarian Prime Minister as “Trab before Trump”. The Republican tycoon in the past has openly expressed his admiration for a series of authoritarian leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Orban also maintains good relations with Putin and frequently opposes Western sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.