The Paper reporter Nan Boyi
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attended Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Davos, Texas, USA on August 4 and delivered a speech. Orban said West was embroiled in a "clash of civilizations."
According to an August 5 report from British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Orban received "warm applause" at Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas.
As a right-wing politician, Orban often "speaks amazingly." When Orban gave a speech in Baile Tusnad, Romania, on July 23, he lashed out at "mixing" of European and non-European races, according to a report by British Guardian newspaper. Orbán said that a country that mixes Europeans and non-Europeans "is no longer a country" and that "we (Hungarians) are not half-breeds ... and we don't want to be half-breeds." This angered Hungarian opposition parties and European politicians.
Orban did not directly respond to aforementioned incident when he spoke in Davos on 4 August. But Orban declared himself a "Christian politician" and could not be a racist. He also stated that those who thought he was a racist or an anti-Semite were "just idiots".
Orban said: "I can already see tomorrow's headlines: European far-right racist, strong anti-Semite, Putin's Trojan horse, speech at a conference of conservatives."
Orban also criticized former US President Barack Obama, financial tycoon George Soros and all other "globalists" in his speech. In his speech, Orban exaggerated threats from "Washington" and "Brussels" to "coordinate actions", "solve common problems" and "return these institutions".
Orban also told American conservative participants: "You have two years to prepare." Apparently he was referring to 2024 US presidential election.
Orbán also referred to Hungarian constitution in his speech, emphasizing that marriage "can only be entered into between a man and a woman," which drew thunderous applause. He also made derisive remarks about transgender community.
Earlier, on August 2, Orban visited former US President Trump in United States. Trump issued a statement saying "Orban is my friend." Trump will also address Conservative Political Action Conference on August 6.
The BBC noted that as a right-wing politician, Orban seemed "lonely" in Europe, but he had many friends in United States. Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, US and other countries gathered in Hungary on May 19, making American Conservative Political Action Conference first European event, according to Associated Press.
The Associated Press notes that May meeting of conservatives reflected deepening of relations between US right and government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Some American commentators are said to have warned American cannedtorers not to use "anti-democratic tactics". The Associated Press pointed out that during his 12 years in office, Orban's so-called "illiberal democracy" advocated regression of democratic system and was controversial in European Union, but his tough stance on immigration and gay rights and his opposition to liberal pluralism won him accolades. from part of American right.
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