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Trump's favorite European leader does Russia's work in Europe

By Ishaan Tharoor

27 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has expressed his support for Donald Trump, expressing his hope that Trump will return to power in 2024. Trump reciprocated the sentiment, praising Orban as a great leader.

The bromance between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former president Donald Trump shows little sign of abating. Last month, in an interview with far-right U.S. broadcaster Tucker Carlson at his opulent office in Budapest, Orban reiterated his hope that the current Republican front-runner would sweep back into power in 2024 - no matter the thicket of criminal proceedings that may ensnare his candidacy.

"Call back Trump," Orban declared. "Trump is the man who can save the Western world."

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