Speaking to Fox News Digital at the UN, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that a return of Trump would mean a return of “best-ever” relations between the United States and Hungary, where Viktor Orban, a darling of the New Right, was just elected for the fourth time. In his words:
“Definitely, we work together with those who are elected here in the U.S. Well, but we have to be honest: If you look at the relationship, the political relationship under conservative or Republican administration and under Democratic administration, there’s a big change.
“Under the term of President Trump, we had the best-ever political relationship between the two countries, [the] best-ever relationship. We respect President Trump a lot.”
Further, while Szijjarto would not say whether Hungary was hoping for the reelection of former President Donald Trump when asked by Fox News Digital if it wanted the former president back in office, he did say that were Trump to be reelected, he thinks that that “best-ever” relationship would come back.
That is likely correct, as the sort of figures who are in the Trump sphere of the media, people such as Revolver News founder Darren Beattie and Fox News Channel personality Tucker Carlson, are big fans of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his approach to dealing with the globalist left and its anti-tradition, anti-Christianity agenda.
On the topic of Orban, Szijjarto also defended him and his government from the accusations of the EU types that he and his fourth term are not “democratic”, saying:
“This is not the case in Hungary because we are a patriotic center-right, Christian democratic government, definitely against the liberal mainstream.
“They hate us, and, you know, since we are successful, we are a kind of proof that it’s not only the liberal mainstream which can be progressive and successful. A conservative political strategy can be successful as well. And they hate this fact.”
Moving on, Szijjarto also struck a reasonable, insightful tone when discussing both the climate change/environmental situation and the West’s economic war with Russia.
Speaking on the climate and the need to balance a response to climate change with economic reality, for example, he said:
“It’s a very important issue for us, though we approach this matter on a pragmatic basis. So, for us, economy, competitiveness and environmental protection must go hand in hand. If this balance between the two is broken, then it endangers the credibility of the efforts.
“So, for us, what is [the] most important thing is to have credible efforts in this regard and to keep the balance between competitiveness and environmental protection.”
Then, on the topic of Russia, sanctions, and the reality of energy and food needs, he said:
“The sanctions are more harmful to us Europeans than to the Russians. The security of energy supply in Europe is just basically gone. There is a crisis of energy supply, not only from the perspective of price, but from the perspective of volume as well, not to speak about inflation, not to speak about the food prices …
“So the sanction policy has not delivered those results, which were expected by the European Union and the institutions in Brussels.”