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Kari Lake Speaks about the Spe­cial Friend­ship with Hungary

Amer­i­can politi­cian, and for­mer tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter, Kari Lake was the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee in the 2022 Ari­zona guber­na­to­r­i­al elec­tion. For­mer pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is report­ed­ly con­sid­er­ing her to be his nom­i­nee for vice-pres­i­dent if he wins the offi­cial Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion. Lake has giv­en an exclu­sive inter­view to Hun­gary Today on Fri­day, 5 May, dur­ing the Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence (CPAC) held in Budapest.

For­mer pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in his mes­sage to CPAC Hun­gary, spoke about a “spe­cial friend­ship” between Amer­i­ca and Hun­gary. It is an echo of Churchill’s term “spe­cial rela­tion­ship”. This is strong ter­mi­nol­o­gy. Do you agree with this descrip­tion, and if so, what does this mean at all in the present context?

I think this is a nat­ur­al friend­ship. I mean the poli­cies you have in place in Hun­gary, like putting your fam­i­lies first and mak­ing sure that fam­i­lies are safe. You know a coun­try is only as strong as are the fam­i­lies. Your poli­cies have focused on fam­i­lies, and as a result, chil­dren are play­ing on safe streets. It also involves giv­ing peo­ple free­doms, pri­or­i­tiz­ing their secu­ri­ty, and putting your own cit­i­zens first. This is a very nat­ur­al thing for Amer­i­ca, and of course, as Pres­i­dent Trump is an “Amer­i­ca first” pres­i­dent, I see your Prime Min­is­ter (also being) a “Hun­gary First” per­son. So we are very sim­i­lar in our way of think­ing, and I think it is a nat­ur­al thing. We need to have peace. Orbán and Trump both speak the truth and want peace. That is the sim­i­lar­i­ty in what (Hun­gar­i­an and) Amer­i­can peo­ple want.

The Amer­i­can peo­ple want truth, and they want peace. We do not want to see war esca­lat­ing out of control.

Pres­i­dent Katal­in Novák (L) with Kari Lake. “What a plea­sure it was to join Pres­i­dent Novák for din­ner tonight! As the first female Pres­i­dent of Hun­gary, and moth­er of three, Pres­i­dent Novák is show­ing the world what Mama Bears can do in places of lead­er­ship. She is incred­i­ble!” Pho­to: Face­book Kari Lake

When you speak about war, there is one in our neigh­bor­hood. In this crit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, you would have expect­ed the present White House admin­is­tra­tion to unite the NATO allies around a com­mon cause. Instead, we are see­ing con­tro­ver­sial ini­tia­tives from the Biden admin­is­tra­tion involv­ing pres­sure on LGBT, gen­der issues, accu­sa­tions of anti-semi­tism, con­cerns about alleged rule-of-law vio­la­tions, and press free­dom. Why do you think that it is more impor­tant for the Biden admin­is­tra­tion to under­mine the Orbán gov­ern­ment with antag­o­nis­tic issues like this instead of unit­ing NATO allies?

Well, this is the glob­al­ist agen­da. They want weak­ened fam­i­lies, weak­ened nations, and the want actu­al total control.

They do not want to see a 190 nations around the world, with strong lead­ers pro­tect­ing their cit­i­zens, pro­tect­ing their culture.

They do not want that, that goes against the glob­al­ist agen­da. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the glob­al­ist agen­da with a left-wing par­ty are in con­trol right now in the Unit­ed States. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is a glob­al­ist, he is very cozy with Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping and the Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Par­ty, and I do not think he has got our best inter­est at heart right now. It is real­ly con­cern­ing to the Amer­i­can peo­ple. I am hop­ing that Joe Biden will per­form some soul-search­ing and real­ize that he can do a lot to bring us toward peace, as nobody wants to see a world war. We have to stop what is going on and force involved par­ties to the nego­ti­at­ing table for peace talks.