Donald Trump (r) and Viktor Orbán - Photo: PMO

Trump: ‘No one better, smarter leader’ than Orbán

"No one is better, smarter or a better leader than Viktor Orbán," former US President Donald Trump has said. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán published the video of Trump's remarks on his Facebook page on Saturday, together with a comment: "Thank you, Mr President!"

Orbán met Trump on Friday in the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Talks were followed by a dinner and concert.

In the video recorded at the concert, Trump said: “No one is better, smarter or a better leader than Viktor Orbán. He’s fantastic”.

“He’s a non-controversial figure because he says: ‘This is the way it’s gonna be,’ and that’s the end of it. Right? He’s the boss. No, he’s a great leader.”

“Viktor is a Great Leader, respected all over the World,” Trunp said in a post on his messaging platform.

Orbán: Trump ‘is name of peace’

After meeting the former president of the United States, Orbán declared Trump “the president of peace” who “commanded respect around the world and established conditions for peace”.

Peace endured in the Middle East in Ukraine while Trump was president, Orbán said in video released to MTI on Saturday. “If he were still the president of the United States, there would be no war today,” he said.

He said peace would emerge when world leaders were around who wanted peace. “I’m proud that Hungary is among such countries.”

The prime minister said opportunities abounded in US-Hungary economic relations, and while trade turnover has topped 9 billion US dollars, “we don’t want to stop there”.

He said “when Trump returns” to the White House, “we’ll reinvigorate US-Hungarian trade ties”.

Orbán noted that the election campaign in America was “going full steam ahead”, and it was up to Americans to come to their own decision, though Hungarians could “honestly admit that it would be better for the world and Hungary if President Donald Trump were to return.”

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