Former Fox News host and conservative firebrand Tucker Carlson delivered a scathing critique of the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, David Pressman, during a speech at MCC Feszt in Budapest.
Carlson conveyed his disdain for Pressman’s conduct, labeling it as “disgusting” and “inexcusable” during a 27-minute video he shared on X. He emphasized the Biden administration’s misplaced priorities, particularly its treatment of Hungary, a nation he perceives as one of the last bastions of Christian identity in Europe.
“The world is realigning at high speed and turning against the United States. But the Biden administration is spending its time harassing one of our last sincere allies in Europe, Hungary, for the crime of being too Christian,” Carlson said.
Carlson’s visit to Hungary marked his second trip to the nation. During his address, he asserted that Pressman harbors a deep-seated animosity toward Hungary. This animosity, Carlson believes, stems not from Hungary’s actions but from its identity as a nation grounded in Christian principles.
“This is not an expansionist power. This is not a power that’s crushing weaker nations with sanctions. This is not a power that’s exporting something ugly to the rest of the world,” Carlson said. “This is a country concerned with its own safety and prosperity. That’s — in the words that you used to hear a lot in the United States — a country that’s minding its own business.”
Drawing a parallel, Carlson likened Hungary to the United States of the mid-1980s. He described the Hungarian populace as a group that, while having disagreements, remains far from the brink of violent conflict. He further praised Hungary for its non-expansionist stance, its avoidance of imposing sanctions on weaker nations and its focus on domestic safety and prosperity. Carlson highlighted Hungary’s commitment to its own well-being, contrasting it with the interventionist tendencies of other global powers.
Carlson also touched upon the United States’ foreign policy, particularly its stance on Russia. He noted the animosity U.S. policymakers harbor toward Russia, attributing it to Russia’s Christian identity. While Carlson clarified his own neutral stance on Russia, he couldn’t help but jest about the absurdity of admitting any fondness for Russia to a Hungarian audience.
He further delved into the portrayal of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, particularly the characterization of Orbán as a supporter of Putin. Carlson recalled an image of Orbán being manhandled by Soviet-backed police, using it to challenge the narrative of Orbán’s alleged pro-Russia leanings.
Carlson’s followers can anticipate an interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which he plans to release on his X account in the near future.
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