“Less drag queens, more Chuck Norris,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban demanded in the US and in a major production called for a fight against liberals, whom he equated with communists. But while the media reaction to the spirited manner was quite large, especially in Europe, there was little interest in his speech at the venue.
Orban repeatedly used war rhetoric as the opening speaker at a conservative conference in Texas. The Hungarian prime minister described himself as an “old-fashioned freedom fighter” and claimed his country was under siege by “progressive liberals”. “We need more Rangers, less drag queens and more Chuck Norris,” said Orban.
The Hungarian Prime Minister also served as a cheerleader at the event for former US President Donald Trump, who will be the keynote speaker on Saturday.
Memories of Trump’s Inauguration
Orban’s speech not only evoked rhetorical memories of his American counterpart Trump, because the actually quite large hall in Dallas was not even half full. This caused malice on social networks as some users recalled Trump’s inauguration, which was much less well attended at the time than that of other US presidents.
Hungarian MP Istvan Ujhelyi mocked on Twitter that Orban should go to the United States to give the “speech of his life … in front of 45 people”.
Tryst for conspiracy theorists
The “Conservative Political Action Conference” is a regular gathering of right-wing conservatives, which also attracts numerous supporters of former US President Donald Trump and conspiracy theorists.
Trump aide Steve Bannon, US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for right-wing conspiracy theories, and ultra-conservative former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are also expected to attend the meeting, which will last until Sunday.