Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Bertalan Havasi, the prime minister’s press chief, informed MTI. The meeting took place at the former president’s estate in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, Orbán’s political director, Balázs Orbán, and Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Hungarian parliament. Accompanying Trump was Susie Wiles, director of Save America, consultant Brian Jack, and Taylor Budowich, communications director of Save America.
“Hungarian-American political relations were at their peak when Donald Trump was the president of the United States,” Szijjártó said, commenting on the meeting on his Facebook page alongside a short video. “We hope that our relations will continue to be at the same level,” he added.
Orbán is in the United States to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.
Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union said that Orbán and Trump share the same ideals. “I think it is incredibly important that Viktor Orbán is coming to America to speak at CPAC in Dallas, as well as that he will meet Donald Trump, with whom he has a special relationship,” Schlapp said.
“Both are people who can take power from the global elites, and do a lot for their nation; that’s why they started to build an alliance. And Trump is preparing to do what Orbán has already succeeded in doing: He is trying to return to power after a defeat,” he added.