Biden criticized Trump for meeting with Orban: They support Putin

The Hungarian Prime Minister is one of the few leaders in Europe who refuses to help Ukraine and who wants the victory of the Republican candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in November

by Sededin Dedovic
Biden criticized Trump for meeting with Orban: They support Putin
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US President Joseph Biden harshly criticized his political opponent, former President Donald Trump, for his recent meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Biden stated that Orbán was striving to establish a "dictatorship", and the meeting with Trump further raised tensions in the political spectrum of the United States of America.

The meeting between Trump and Orban took place on Friday in Florida, where Orban described Trump as his "good friend". Their meeting was of particular interest to the political public in view of the upcoming presidential elections in the USA, where Biden, as a democratic candidate, will oppose Trump, who is supported by Orban's Hungary.

At the campaign rally, Biden made clear his opinion of Trump's meeting with Orbán, emphasizing his concern about Orbán's views on democracy. Biden told his supporters that Trump's meeting with Orban comes in the context of Orban's public statements in which he denies the effectiveness of democratic processes and expresses his desire for a "dictatorship." "As we look to the future, I see a future in which we fight to strengthen democracy, not to weaken it," said Biden, emphasizing the importance of democratic principles in politics and society.

Orban, on the other hand, shared a photo from his meeting with Trump on his social networks, highlighting their political similarity through Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again." Orbán's entourage emphasized that the meeting was aimed at strengthening ties between American and Hungarian conservative politicians and at the potential benefits of Trump's victory in the upcoming elections.

Biden did not miss the opportunity to condemn Trump's recent statements which, according to him, support Russian President Vladimir Putin in a potential invasion of NATO member countries. It is important to note that Hungary occupies a special position within the European Union due to its close ties with Russia, which became particularly controversial after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The Orbán administration refuses to provide military support to Ukraine and instead advocates a cease-fire policy, arguing that Kiev has no chance for the win. On the other hand, Trump actively supports obstruction of US military aid to Ukraine, whose supporters in Congress are blocking a planned $60 billion aid package, a policy that directly opposes Biden's efforts to support Kiev.

These events further deepened the political differences between the Biden administration and Trump's political platform, creating tension not only in American politics, but also in international relations with Hungary and Russia.

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