Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban believes Donald Trump’s isolationist vision for the US should be adopted by Europe
Speaking during a visit to Romania, Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, whose extremist right wing leaning policies are well known, has thrown his support behind GOP presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s anti-terror proposals which include building a wall at the border with neighboring Mexico and banning all Muslims from entering the US.
In his praise of Donald J Trump’s brand of isolationist politics, prime minister Orban said the ideas of the “upstanding American Presidential candidate” about the need for the best intelligence services and his opposition to “democracy export” were also applicable in Europe.
Republican candidate Donald J Trump, has promised to pursue an isolationist policy for the US if elected
The Hungarian leader who has built border fences to keep migrants out, made his views known at a cultural event in Baile Tusnad, Romania, an area with a large Hungarian population. “I never thought that the idea would ever occur to me that he is the better of the open options for Europe and Hungary. “I am not Donald Trump’s campaigner.” “I listened to (Trump), and I have to tell you that he made three proposals to stop terrorism. And as a European I myself could not have drawn up better what Europe needs.”
Orban shut Hungary’s borders with Serbia and Croatia in 2015, an action which greatly impacted the flow of refugees trying to migrate north to Western Europe, from Turkey through Greece.
Hungary border with Serbia closed for 30 days in 2015, exercebating the Refugee Crisis
Prime minister Orban, who returned to power in 2010, has had his differences with both the US and the European Union over his spotty record on civil rights. He has been criticized often for his policies meant to centralize power, control civic groups and increase state influence over the media in Hungary.
His comments may not be unconnected with the fact that during a state visit in 2011, the democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton then secretary of state, expressed U.S. concerns over the independence of the courts and the press while citing official corruption.