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May 24, 2018

Steve Bannon in Budapest: Does the West have the will to survive? The people of Hungary gave us an answer

Stephen K. Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign chief, chief strategist and former senior counselor at the White House addressed the V4 international conference entitled “Future of Europe” on Wednesday evening. Stay tuned for more, but here’s a sneak peek at what he said.

“The most important speech President Trump gave in the first year of his presidency,” said Bannon, beginning his remarks, was the speech the president delivered in Warsaw in July 2017. Quoting the US president, he said: 

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.  Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?  Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders?  Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

“Eight months later,” Bannon continued, “the people of Hungary gave us an answer – overwhelming victory for Viktor Orbán.”

He then drew a connection to Prime Minister Orbán’s remarks earlier this month in which he said we will build “a 21st Century Christian democracy which guarantees human dignity, freedom and security, protects the equal rights of men and women, the model of the traditional family, puts the brakes on anti-Semitism, protects our Christian culture, and provides opportunity for the maintenance and development of our nation.”

Speaking about PM Orbán’s relation to the mainstream left-liberal media Steve Bannon said: “I can tell, Viktor Orbán triggers them like Trump.”

Stay tuned for more on Bannon’s appearance in Budapest!