Prime Minister Viktor Orbán enthusiastically welcomed the election of Donald Trump to serve as the next president of the United States. Below are five statements that Prime Minister Orbán made regarding Trump’s November 8 election victory.
“Congratulations. What a great news. Democracy is still alive.” November 9, 2016 (source in English).
“What has happened is that reality has broken through the ideology. We are moving back to reality, which means [respecting] the views of real people and what they think, how they approach these questions – not to educate them, but accept them as they are, because they are the basis of democracy.” November 9, 2016 (source in English).
“It’s not my idea. It’s not an élite-launched political movement. It’s going on in the minds of the people, because they don’t like what we’re living in now—that kind of liberal non-democracy system.” November 9, 2016 (source in English).
“Now this [escape from ideological captivity] has happened in the United States and this gives the rest of the Western world the opportunity to break away from ideologies, from political correctness and the captivity of ways of thinking and speaking that have distanced themselves from the truth and finally we are returning to the ground of realities.” November 9, 2016 (source in Hungarian).
“The world will be a better place with the new American president, we have a good chance of this.” November 11, 2016 (source in Hungarian).
See Birds of a Feather (1).
Noted that from previous ‘illiberal democracy’ OV switched over to ‘liberal non-democracy’, furthermore people should not be educated (following teachers protests and complaints, seems in Hungary they’re moving into that direction).
Regarding “the basis of democracy”, in my opinion is that should be well informing the people, give them the chance to know all sides of a subject, and letting them make up their own mind. Wondering if that is going on at the moment in Hungary?
PS: if OV is so supportive to DJ, why is he so staying away from open public debates, DJ has done several with his opponent(s), according to reports lost most, but still won the presidency.