Hungary’s Orbán to speak alongside Donald Trump at CPAC in Texas

The invitation is the latest sign of a growing relationship between U.S. and Hungarian conservatives

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Thomas Brooke

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is to hold the opening address of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Aug. 4 in Dallas, Texas, the prime minister’s press secretary told the Hungarian state news agency, MTI.

Balasz Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister’s political director, tweeted on Monday that Orbán will speak alongside Donald Trump at the annual flagship conservative conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Anatole hotel just north of downtown Dallas.

“In the U.S. and EU, we are dealing with the same people,” Balasz Orbán said. “Faceless, ideologically trained bureaucrats sitting in Washington D.C. and Brussels. We can only succeed in this fight if we are organized and stick together.”

“CPAC is proud to host Prime Minister Viktor Orbán,” the American Conservative Union (ACU) chairman, Matt Schlapp, told the Daily Caller. “The fight against socialism is a global one,” he added.

The invitation follows the sister CPAC event held in the Hungarian capital of Budapest back in May, when the Hungarian prime minister delivered a 12-point “open-source” guide in his keynote speech for conservatives looking to repeat his own party’s recent electoral success.

Orbán called on conservatives to get organized and take back their institutions from Washington and Brussels.

“2024 will be decisive,” Orbán vowed at the time. “You have presidential and congressional elections, we have European Parliament elections. These two venues mark out the two fronts in the struggle for Western civilization. Today, we have neither, but we need both. We have two years to prepare. The Hungarian lesson is that there is no magic bullet. There is only work to be done.”

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