Hungarians 'do not want to become a mixed race', Orbán says

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“We are not a mixed race, and we do not want to become a mixed race either,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said during his speech at the Bálványos Summer University in Baile Tusnad in Romania yesterday, Dailynewshungary reports.

During his speech, he heavily criticized Western European nations for "mixing their population" and claimed that cities in Western Europe were "lost to the non-European population".

Orbán also said that the West, Brussels, and the troops of long-time Fidesz bête noire George Soros are fighting against Central Europe to "force migrants on us".

The PM also predicted that 2030 would be a turning point in Europe and the United States because that is when the EU and Washington will have to address the conflicts escalating in the 2020s, according to him.

According to Radio Free Europe, Orbán also criticized the EU’s strategy of imposing sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, arguing that it is hurting the bloc.

"Only Russian-U.S. talks can put an end to the conflict because Russia wants security guarantees" only Washington can give, the PM said.

He added that the sanctions by the EU "will not change" the course of the conflict and argued that Ukraine will not win the war because of the Russian military's "asymmetrical dominance".

Reactions

Reacting to Orbán's comments, Hungarian MEP Katalin Cseh, belonging to opposition party Momentum, tweeted out Orbán's mixed race quote, adding that "This was Viktor Orban at Baile Tusnad just now, tearing into Western Europeans for 'mixing with non-Europeans' To all the Orban-fans out there: *this* is what you’re supporting".

Former Belgian PM and current MEP Guy Verhofstadt called on the EU to adopt a harder stance against Orbán, tweeting "Overt racism covering up corruption and Putinism… Orbán is showing his real face because he knows from experience Europe is too weak to confront him. How long till we cut his funding and power?"

Chris Murphy, junior U.S. Senator for Connecticut and member of the Democratic Party, tweeted, "Republicans swoon over Orban. He is their favorite leader in Europe. For a reason." 

Orbán is set to give the opening speech at the next Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas on August 4, according to state news wire MTI.

 

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