Trump Accidentally Makes Major Gaffe

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( – On Monday during a speech in Derry, N.H., former President Trump made a mistake by referring to the leader of Hungary as the leader of Turkey.

Trump spoke about Viktor Orbán, the authoritarian leader of Hungary, who he referred to as one of the strongest world leaders. He then proceeded to mistakenly claim that he was the Turkish leader. However, Orbán who has frequently been praised by Trump is not Turkey’s leader but rather Hungary’s leader. The president of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Trump proceeded to claim that Orbán’s country shared a border with Russia. However, this is incorrect as both Hungary and Turkey do not share a border with Russia.

Trump’s insistence on praising the Hungarian leader in the last few years has resulted in many in American conservative circles criticizing the former President.

Orbán has in the last few years avoided supporting Ukraine’s efforts against Russia following the country’s invasion. He has also frequently gotten closer to Russia and even made a speech last year in which he denounced nations that he referred to as “mixed race.” Still, the authoritarian leader has also taken a strong stance on many of the issues that Republicans have also taken a stance against including LGBTQ and “woke” issues.

Viktor Orbán was invited last year to be the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) headline speaker. He then proceeded to host a CPAC in May in Budapest.

When Trump was first indicated earlier in 2023, Orbán urged him to continue “fighting.”

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