Former US President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was a great leader and a gentleman during a video message beamed at the CPAC conference in Budapest.
Conservatives are “looking to stop a lot of the problems that are going on in the world, including in the United States,” Trump said, citing “socialism and even communism” as examples. Trump thanked Hungary’s Centre for Fundamental Rights, the American Conservative Union and CPAC for the opportunity to address the event. “It’s really been a fight, and you had a fight, and you’re doing fantastically well and everybody appreciates it,” the former president said. “Also, CPAC Hungary, we are very close, as you know, all of us, to Viktor Orbán. He’s a great leader, a great gentleman, and he just had a very big election result. I was very honored to have endorsed him”. “A little unusual endorsement,” Trump said. “Usually I’m looking at the fifty states, but here we went a little bit astray. And I did that only because he really is a good man and he’s done a fantastic job for his country,” he said of Orbán. “But it’s just an honor to be with you, even if it’s only briefly, even if it’s just doing it the way we’re doing it right now, and one of these days soon we’ll all be together,” Trump said. “Just keep up the good work, keep up the fight, and I will see you soon!”
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