Fox News host Carlson moves show to Hungary for the week
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson announced that he would be broadcasting his show ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ this week from Budapest, as he visits the Hungarian capital and meets with the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Carlson is also billed to speak Saturday at a far-right conference in Budapest called MCC Feszt, according to its website.
Carlson previously commended Orbán for his policies rewarding Hungarian families for having more children to address a declining birth rate in the country. “Hungary’s leaders actually care about making sure their own people thrive,” he said on his show in 2019. “Instead of promising the nation’s wealth to every illegal immigrant from the third world, they’re using tax dollars to uplift their own people.”
Also in 2019, Orbán’s government paid USD 265,000 to a Washington, DC, lobbying firm to coordinate an interview with Carlson’s show, according to Anna Massoglia, an investigative researcher for the g overnment-transparency watchdog Open Secrets.
Since he was elected in 2010, Orbán has received criticism from Western leaders and human-rights groups for his autocratic control of the media, judiciary, and human rights in Hungary.
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