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Viktor Orban Will Still Speak at CPAC Despite ‘Nazi’ Speech Backlash

Hungarian leader joins Trump, Cruz among conservative speakers next week in Texas

Final Day of NATO Summit
Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

A gathering of US conservatives in Texas next week will still include Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a speaker despite his recent comments which prompted a long-time ally to resign from his government and compare his comments to Nazism.

In a speech over the weekend to supporters in Romania, Orban railed against a “flood” of migrants being “forced” on Hungary. He said he wanted to prevent Hungary from becoming a “mixed-race” country, adding that countries with a high level of racial mixing are no longer countries. Zsuzsanna Hegedus, who is Jewish and his long-time ally and adviser, resigned. The Romanian foreign minister also criticized the remarks.