Orban called on the US to "Bring Back Trump" to End the War in Ukraine
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an extensive interview with former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson that the only way to end the war in Ukraine is for Donald Trump to be re-elected as US president.
In the interview, published on Carlson's page on the social network "X" (formerly "Twitter"), Orban praised Trump's foreign policy, while criticizing the administration of President Joe Biden and its approach to war.
According to Orban, the West should "make a deal" with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the new security architecture of Ukraine, which should not include the return of Crimea, nor membership in the NATO military alliance. The Hungarian leader, who has drawn criticism for his efforts to undermine Western sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, told Carlson that Ukraine was about to lose the war because it was outnumbered by Russian troops.
Although Trump could be sued for allegedly trying to rig the 2020 election, returning the former US president to office would be the "only way out" of the conflict, Orban said. He called any suggestion that Ukraine could defeat Russia "a lie."
"The Russians are much stronger, much more numerous than the Ukrainians," argued the Hungarian Prime Minister.
"Call Trump. (...) Trump is the man who can save the Western world," Orban was categorical.
Ep. 20 Hungary shares a border with Ukraine. We traveled to Budapest to speak with the country's prime minister, Viktor Orbán. pic.twitter.com/LOzpMrQNIz
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 29, 2023
Carlson's 30-minute video interview, filmed on August 21 on the lavish terrace of Orban's office overlooking Budapest, is his...