Tucker Carlson to speak at Hungarian far-right conference

Fox News host Tucker Carlson will speak at a far-right conference in Budapest later this week after meeting with Hungarian authoritarian leader Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The daily beast and Talking Points Memo first noted that Carlson would be speaking at the meeting for a Event titled “The World According to Tucker Carlson”. The speech will be part of MCC Feszt, a massive and deep effort to create a new generation of conservative elite in Hungary.

Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The New York Times reported in June that Orban had granted more than $ 1.7 billion in government funding to a foundation that organizes the event, called Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

The figure represents around 1% of Hungary’s total gross domestic product and is part of Orban’s efforts to undermine democratic norms and reshape the political climate to be more conservative and nationalistic, the publication added. .

“They act as if they are doing a public good,” Bernadett Szel, an opposition MP, told The Times in June. “But they are actually stealing from the public.”

Orban is running for a fifth term next year and faces a fierce challenge of an opposition bloc.

Carlson hosted his show from Budapest on Monday night, telling viewers he would be broadcasting from the city for the rest of the week. Orban too job a photo of the two meeting on his official Facebook page.

He openly praised the Orban government for its program, calling Hungary a “pro-family country” and praising the anti-immigration policies of its leaders.

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