PM Orbán Hopes Trump Will Be Re-Elected, Gives High State Award To US Ambassador

  • 28 Oct 2020 7:05 AM
  • Hungary Matters
PM Orbán Hopes Trump Will Be Re-Elected, Gives High State Award To US Ambassador
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed hope that US President Donald Trump will be re-elected to his post in the upcoming elections.

Presenting a high state award to outgoing US Ambassador David B. Cornstein, Orbán said that everything had changed after Trump’s election four years ago and the designation of the ambassador to serve in Hungary.


“The United States showed an open, honest and friendly approach towards Hungary. Thanks to Ambassador Cornstein, Hungarian-American relations have been restored to their original lustre,” he said.

The two countries have developed broad cooperation in diplomacy and foreign affairs; the United States is helping Hungary as a friend and Hungary is acting as the US’s friend in international politics, he added.

Orbán thanked Ambassador Cornstein for “bravely sidelining those who have an interest in generating tension between the United States and Hungary”.

“The ambassador knows Hungarians well, he understands what we think about central Europe, the EU and the United States and why, and he knows the key to their heart,” Orbán said.

When thanking for the award, Cornstein called the prime minister his friend and a partner, adding that ties between Orbán and President Trump are very good.


MTI Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this newsletter published on week days covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI.

Explore More Reports

  • West Trying to Defeat Russia by Proxy War, Spells Out Orbán

    West Trying to Defeat Russia by Proxy War, Spells Out Orbán

    • 24 Jun 2024 8:52 AM

    Regarding the war in Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the Western world, led by the United States, was trying to defeat Russia without getting directly involved in the conflict by “leaving it to the Ukrainians to fight the war”, once the Russian president, violating all principles of international law, had tried to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO.

  • Watch: NATO Accepts Hungary's Non-Participation in Ukraine Operations

    Watch: NATO Accepts Hungary's Non-Participation in Ukraine Operations

    • 17 Jun 2024 10:44 AM

    NATO accepts Hungary’s position under which the country does not wish to participate in military or financial efforts towards supporting Ukraine, while Hungary would not block such NATO efforts, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Wednesday.

  • Hungarian Opinion: Lessons of the Electoral Campaign

    Hungarian Opinion: Lessons of the Electoral Campaign

    • 10 Jun 2024 8:21 AM

    In their last opinion columns before Sunday’s municipal and European elections, commentators tried to make sense of the changes in the domestic political landscape and relations between Hungary and the European Union.