Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban repeatedly earned cheers from the assemblage astatine the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) successful Dallas, Texas, connected Thursday, calling the existent governmental scenery an existential conflict for the endurance of “family values.” He besides urged conservatives to “play by your ain rules.”
Throughout his half-hour speech, the far-right Hungarian person touched connected migration, quality media, gender, progressive philanthropist George Soros and what helium termed the “clash of civilizations” ― echoing a roundly condemned speech helium delivered past period decrying “peoples of mixed race.”
Zsuzsa Hegedus, an advisor to Orban for 2 decades, resigned days aft the radical remark that she described arsenic “pure Nazi substance worthy of (Nazi propagandist) Goebbels,” CNN reported. While speaking from the podium to the Dallas assemblage Thursday, Orban seemingly addressed these criticisms.
“Don’t worry. A Christian person cannot beryllium racist,” helium said.
CPAC attendees gave him a lasting ovation successful an evident clasp of authoritarianism.
Orban claimed that “Christian values support america from going excessively far,” but warned that Democrats and their supporters bash “not cognize immoderate limitations,” and could beryllium equated to communists.
“My reply is: Play by your ain rules. But however bash you bash that? It is arsenic elemental arsenic it sounds. You indispensable play to win,” Orban said. “You person to judge that you are amended than your left, wide opponents are.”
He joked that CPAC organizers had “confused” the “leftist media” by inviting him to speak, adding that anyone who criticized his policies oregon past comments arsenic racist oregon anti-Semitic were “simply idiots” ― a enactment that earned him much applause.
The Trump state is simply a acquainted look astatine CPAC, having addressed the assemblage astatine an offshoot event held successful Hungary backmost successful May, wherever helium praised Christian conservatives successful the media and suggested they articulation forces astir the world.
Orban, who has worked to consolidate power successful Hungary, was elected for a 4th consecutive word arsenic the nation’s person successful an April predetermination helium reportedly rigged successful his favor. In Hungary, the immense bulk of quality aired successful the state comes from the government. Orban’s enactment has been characterized by a beardown hostility to LGBTQ rights and immigrants, who helium erstwhile described as “poison” and “Muslim invaders.”
Orban concluded his remarks astatine CPAC by offering a examination of the governmental scenery of 2022 to that of mid-20th period Europe, with progressives framed arsenic the force and “the aboriginal of the West” successful “grave doubt.”
He added: “The ideological wars of the 20th period against the totalitarian powers of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were terrible, but [the] antiauthoritarian West rallied and defeated them both. Now, the West is astatine warfare with itself.”
He adjacent referenced the famed Davy Crockett line, by adding: “The globalists tin each spell to hell. I person travel to Texas.”