President Donald Trump recently sent a signed newspaper article to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrating the popular European nationalist leader as “an improbable hero for the American right.”
Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Relations of Hungary Zoltán Kovács posted the signed newspaper in a Twitter post:
Orbán has gained a well-deserved following among American conservatives after Fox News host Tucker Carlson traveled to Hungary to interview the man and shine a light on his successful policies in repelling the far-left threat and putting his country first.
“It’s a real challenge for the liberal thinkers that what is going on in Central Europe […] is building up a society which is very successful economically, politically, culturally. Even in demography we have some success, family policy,” Orbán said while sitting down with Carlson last year. “But the fundamentals of this success are totally different than it is viewed and run and created by many other Western countries.”
“So the Western liberals cannot accept that inside Western Civilization there is a conservative, national alternative which is more successful at everyday life than the liberal ones. That is why they criticize us,” he added.
When he came to the U.S. to give an address to CPAC Texas last month, Orbán demonstrated with gusto why he and his nation are becoming the envy of right-wingers in America and throughout the West.
“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. You have to stand by your country in good times and in bad times. Dear friends, I am here to tell you we should share our experiences. I am here to tell you that fighting for the nation, Christian values and the family can be successful in the political battlefield,” he said.
“The key to our success story is that when we fight we give at least 100%. We tell the truth and represent the truth even if half the world attacks us for it. You cannot win halfheartedly. You either give everything you got or play it safe and lose,” Orbán continued.
“In order to win, it is not enough to know what you are fighting for, you also have to know how you should fight. My answer is play by your own rules,” he added. “You have to believe that you are better than your left liberal opponents are and don’t care what the liberals say…We cannot fight successfully by liberal means because our opponents use concepts and language to disguise their Marxist plans. Politics are not enough. This is a culture war.”
Trump recognizes that Orbán is the real deal. When Trump is re-elected in 2024, his mandate must be to impose an American Orbánism across the country.