‘We stand by him!’ – Hungarian FM Szijjártó issues staunch defense of Donald Trump

Hungary’s foreign minister described Trump as a “true friend” of Hungary and said the former U.S. president could always count on the support of Budapest

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (left) with former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been targeted by the U.S. liberal establishment because of his strong reelection prospects, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has claimed.

In an interview with the National Report program on Newsmax, Szijjártó described Trump as “a true friend” of Hungary and commented on the latest court proceedings initiated against the former Republican president, which saw him indicated in Miami by federal prosecutors yesterday.

“When a conservative leader has a good chance to win an important election, as President Trump, as far as we understand, has a good chance to return to the White House, then he or she gets immediately under an enormous attack by the liberal mainstream,” the Hungarian minister told viewers.

He added that attempts to undermine conservative politicians by any means necessary are also prevalent across Europe, as witnessed by the ongoing treatment of the Hungarian and Polish conservative administrations within the European Union.

“The situation is very similar in Europe, in case there’s a conservative leader being strong, enjoying a good reputation, enjoying social support, then he or she is usually under attack of the liberal mainstream,” Szijjártó said.

“And the liberal mainstream does not shy away from using all kinds of tools, and unfortunately, justice is usually one of these tools. So, we stand with President Trump, we cross our fingers for him, to be honest.

“Under his leadership, we had the best political relationship between the United States and Hungary. He is a true friend, and as a true friend, he can count on us in any kind of situation. That’s for sure,” Szijjártó added.

The Hungarian foreign minister drew on Swedish criticism of Hungarian democracy as an example of the criticism conservative administrations receive from liberal politicians and the mainstream media which sympathizes with their politics.

Asked whether Hungary will eventually ratify Sweden’s accession into NATO, Szijjártó replied: “The government supports the ratification process. (…) It’s up to our MPs who constitute two-thirds of the majority in the parliament when they would like to put this issue on the agenda.

“We have been under constant accusations and allegations by the Swedish politicians saying Hungary is not a democracy, that we are a dictatorship. (…) Very similar to the criticism, by the way, towards
President Trump.

Our MPs take this as an insult,” Szijjártó explained. “They are fighting for the votes of the people in the electoral campaigns, they do their best in order to improve the living standards of their constituents, and then, all of a sudden from another country, they are being considered as not democratic or dictatorial.

“So therefore, since they have taken it as an insult, they are not ready yet, as far as we understand, to make this decision. Whenever they are ready, they will take the decision,” the foreign minister said.

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