Hungary’s Viktor Orban fires up Texas conservatives


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told a conference of US conservatives that the West is locked in “a clash of civilisations”. The right-wing leader drew enthusiastic applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas. Mr Orban’s speech comes after his long-time cabinet adviser resigned over comments he made that she described as “pure Nazi”. He had said Hungarians “do not want to become peoples of mixed race”. Speaking in Dallas on Thursday, Mr Orban did not directly address that furore, but said: “A Christian politician cannot be racist.” The Hungarian premier also said those who consider him a racist or anti-Semite are “simply idiots”. “I can already see tomorrow’s headlines,” he said. “Far-right European racist and anti-Semite strongman, Trojan horse of Putin, holds speech at conservative conference. “But I don’t want to give them any ideas, they know best how to write fake news.”(BBC)…[+]