Hungary comments on relations with US if Trump is elected – RT World News

If the ex-president returns to the White House, the two countries would have the “best” relationship, the foreign minister said

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said his conservative government can wait “The best political relationship” With the US if Donald Trump is re-elected in 2024.

“We work with those who are elected here in the United States,” Szijjarto spoke to Fox News on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday. “Well, but we have to be honest: if you look at the relationship, the political relationship [a] conservative or republican administration and down [a] Democratic administration, there is a big change.

Former President Donald Trump was an admirer of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who praised Orbán during his time in office and expressed his desire to re-elect the prime minister. “full support” earlier this year. Both leaders have opposed mass immigration and positioned themselves as anti-liberalism and anti-globalism – both received backlash from NGOs and the media for their views, with the EU also threatening to cut funding to Hungary.

President Joe Biden, on the other hand, publicly called Orban’s government a “totalitarian regime” terminated a tax treaty with the Central European country and invited all EU leaders except Orban to a democracy summit last year.

“Under President Trump, we had the best political relationship ever between our two countries, [the] best relationship ever,” Szijjarto told Fox. “We have a lot of respect for President Trump.”

When asked if Hungary would like to see Trump return to the White House in 2024, Szijjarto replied that “Pretty sure” the same “the best” the relationship would be restored if Trump ran again and won.

Orban and Trump have also found a common language in the conflict in Ukraine. Trump has repeatedly criticized Biden for sending tens of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine, accusing his successor of taking risks “The Third World War.” Orban, who has refused to allow weapons into Ukraine across the Hungarian border, publicly declared in July that the conflict would not have happened “If only we’d had a bit more luck and at that crucial hour the President of the United States would be called Donald Trump.”

Trump is widely believed to be preparing to announce his candidacy in 2024 and said earlier this month that he would “Make a decision in the near future.”

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