Hungary’s Prime Viktor Orban voiced his public support for President Donald Trump on Monday, urging him to “keep on fighting” as he prepares to face a Manhattan court following his indictment.
Orban posted a picture of him and Trump together on Twitter, where they were photographed at a meeting at the former president’s Bedminster, New Jersey, last year.
The Hungarian Conservative leader was visiting the U.S. for a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.
“Keep on fighting, Mr. President! We are with you,” Orban wrote in the tweet on Monday in support of Trump following his indictment.
On Tuesday, Trump is expected to appear in court in the first-ever criminal case ever brought against a former U.S. president, which will be unprecedented.
Orban was the first European national leader to endorse Trump’s presidential candidacy in 2016.
The Hungarian leader also voiced his support for Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Trump has frequently praised Orban as a “strong leader” who “truly loves his country” and praised his ongoing efforts to crack down on illegal immigration in his country.
“He has my complete support and endorsement for re-election as Prime Minister!” Trump wrote in a statement in January 2022.
Trump confirmed he would fly into New York on Monday to prepare for his impending court appearance, declaring “America was not supposed to be this way!” before departure.
The news comes after reports that the Manhattan judge presiding over Trump’s indictment is expected to place a gag order on the former president.
The “unprecedented step” to silence Trump could have a disastrous effect on Trump’s ability to call out corruption in his campaign.
“The Trump legal team now thinks that the Manhattan judge will take the unprecedented step of silencing the presidential frontrunner with an unconstitutional gag order tomorrow,” a source said.
“The Trump legal team is considering adding a First Amendment lawyer to the effort to combat this and will fight it all the way,” the source added.
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