Conservative leaders across the world have offered full-throated support to Spanish conservative party, Vox, and its leader, Santiago Abascal, in video messages played at a conservative rally held by the party in Madrid on Sunday.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland, Viktor Orbán and Mateusz Morawiecki, the de facto next Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and former U.S. President Donald Trump, all offered messages of congratulations and support for the party that continues to make electoral gains across the country.
Speaking via video message from a private airplane, former U.S. President Donald Trump praised the Vox party for continuing to promote conservative values and thanked its leader, Santiago Abascal, for the “incredible job that he does.”
“It’s a very unique situation that we’re all in, but we have to make sure that we protect our borders and we do lots of very good conservative things,” Trump said, adding that “Spain is a great country and we want to keep it a great country.
“So congratulations to Vox for so many great messages that you get out to the people of Spain and to the people of the world, and, again to Santiago, I’d like to congratulate you, and thank you very much for the incredible job you do,” Trump added.
Thousands of Vox supporters turned out to support the rally in the Spanish capital, waving Spanish flags and chanting as numerous conservative political allies, including former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz, offered their support for the party.
In a pre-recorded message, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addressed the attendees of the VIVA ’22 rally, saying it was a “good custom that every year you meet under Spanish flags.
“We also do it in Hungary because it is good for our hearts and souls, and also, because it causes a heart attack for globalist liberals,” Orbán added.
He urged fellow European conservatives to continue to fight the challenges facing Europe. “We have to continue fighting for national interests. We must defend against bureaucrats in Brussels, and keep our customs and sovereignty.”
The Hungarian prime minister said European conservatives “cannot allow millions of illegal immigrants to invade the states of the European Union,” and called on his political allies to “watch over our way of life and our culture, defend our children and our families from globalist ideology.”
“The train from Rome has just arrived in Brussels,” Orbán hailed, referring to Giorgi Meloni’s electoral victory in Italy last month, “and the Madrid train, led by my friend, Santiago Abascal, will leave very soon,” he predicted.
Meloni herself pre-recorded a near nine-minute address for the Spanish audience, who she urged to “go ahead with humility and truth, and people will understand.”
“We are not monsters, the people understand that. Long live Vox, long live Spain, long live Italy, long live European patriots,” Meloni said. “Only by winning in our countries can Europe become a political giant that we want, and not a bureaucratic giant,” she added.
Poland’s Morawiecki, who physically attended the rally, also used the opportunity to heavily criticize the current trajectory of the European Union, accusing the bloc of “turning its back on tradition” and Brussels bureaucrats of “expanding their powers to create a transnational beast without true and traditional values, and without a soul.”
“For years, there has been a silent war in Europe against the values on which our civilization was built,” Morawiecki said.
“We are all children of Christian civilization, we must not forget it. I will not apologize for the fact that I am a Pole, that I am a Christian, that I am someone attached to such supposedly outdated values as truth, freedom, solidarity and law and justice,” he added.