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Oct 18, 2016

PM Orbán: The American people should decide their next President

"Viktor Orbán has not said that he supports Donald Trump. This should be the decision of the American people," Bertalan Havasi said

Although Prime Minister Viktor Orbán came out in support of Donald Trump's stance on foreign policy, the Hungarian prime minister is taking a step back from supporting Trump's Republican presidentail nomination.

According to the news website 444.hu, the prime minister's press officer, Bertalan Havasi, has said that “Viktor Orbán has not said that he supports Donald Trump. This should be the decision of the American people. In several of his statements, the prime minister analyzed the question of which candidate’s foreign policy would be better for Europe and Hungary”.

In fact there appears to be some confusion amongst the media as to what the prime minister actually said, however his comments were highlighted in Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paolo in August, and his exact words are below.

“Trump’s foreign policies would be best for us. The Democrats think that it is unnecessary to control migrants’ entry into Europe, which is very dangerous. Trump has sided with the monitoring of immigrants and opposes democracy-building in other countries, and I agree with him in this," PM Orbán said.