Tucker Carlson sat down with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who warned him that a “3rd world war is knocking at the door.”
“It is not just a misunderstanding; it is a lie,” Orban said when asked why the American media reported that ‘Ukraine is winning’ the war.
He also said the Biden administration misunderstands Russia, and their attempt to remove it could lead to dangerous instability.
“To understand the Russians, it’s a difficult thing, especially if you have an ocean between you and Russia.”
Orbán went on to warn of the dangerous implications of the US strategy
“Don’t misunderstand the Russians. So they’re not going to get sick of Putin and throw him out; come on, it’s a joke.”
He also criticized Vice President Kamala Harris for suggesting that Ukraine could join NATO.
Carlson asked Orbán, “Are you worried about being crushed by the US?”
“It’s dangerous,” the Hungarian PM replied, recognizing that “I am not the favorite politician of the liberals, but nobody’s perfect.”
He then added that he doesn’t care because there are more important values to uphold a civil society:
“There are certain things that are more important than me than my ego: family, nation, god.”
“To be Hungarian is to be very proud of it. We love the nation, we love the country, and we are proud of it. It’s not much mainstream thinking or political thinking of a Western society.
But in Hungary, we are still very patriotic and Christian and committed to those values. Not from an ideological level, but on the streets every day,”
Orbán then explained the Hungarian approach, “Washington is far away, Russia and Ukraine are close,” noting that decisions made in the US can have immediate impacts on his nation.
“It’s dangerous is my answer. So we should not neglect the importance of that fact, and when the United States and this administration does not like you, or considers you as an enemy or a having a backtrack, it’s dangerous in international politics,”
While reflecting on NATO’s stance in the Ukraine war, Orbán said, “This is a bad strategy, we have to stop it,” adding that “we cannot beat [the Russians], we will not kill their leader, they will never give it up, they will invest more.”
“What finally will count is boots on the ground, and the Russians are far stronger.”
Orbán then praised former US president Trump.
“Call back Trump. That’s the only way out. Call back Trump,” Orbán said.
“Because you know, you can criticize him for many reasons. I understand all the discussion. But the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him. He did not initiate any new war. He treated nicely the North Koreans and Russia, even the Chinese. You know, he delivered a policy that was the best one for the Middle East, the Abraham Accords. So he had a very good foreign policy.”
“He’s [Trump] criticized because he’s not educated enough to understand foreign policy. This is not the case,” Orbán told Carlson.
“Facts count, and his foreign policy was the best form for the world in the last several decades I have seen. And if he would have been the president at the moment the Russian invasion started, no, it would not be possible to do that by the Russians. So Trump is the man to save the world and probably the human beings in the world as well.”
Commenting on the indictments against Trump, the Hungarian leader frowns and says:
“…using the justice system against a political opponent… in Hungary, that’s impossible to imagine… that was done by the communists.”
He then concluded with an ominous warning Tucker on the 3rd World War:
“This is a very dangerous moment now,” he concludes, adding that it should be obvious to everyone that “the third world war is knocking on our door.”