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America’s far-right embraces Hungary’s autocratic president

America’s far-right embraces Hungary’s autocratic president
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist rhetoric and embrace of culture wars has long made him the black sheep of Europe. But what isolates him among his European contemporaries has endeared him to the American right, and he was welcomed in Dallas, Texas, this week with open arms at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC. Laura Barrón-López reports.

Laura Barrón-López: Republicans are doubling down on their love affair with Viktor Orban.Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen… Laura Barrón-López: And, in Dallas, Texas, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC… Announcer: … Viktor Orban.Laura Barrón-López: Orban received keynote treatment.Laura Barrón-López: He painted Hungary and white Christian Americans as allies in the struggle against a progressive global order.

Laura Barrón-López: And went on to provide counsel on how best to achieve that vision of America.Laura Barrón-López: But this week's reunion was not the beginning of the right's fascination with Orban.

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