As the CPAC prepares to welcome Hungary’s hardline leader Viktor Orban, his policies at home are under scrutiny.

He wore the same dark suit, white shirt and simple tie, albeit orange rather than Trump’s signature red. He gave the same thumbs up as Trump did as they posed for pictures.

But Orban is not Trump’s populist populist: he was in power before, he used to build a fence to keep out migrants and refugees, and more than a decade ago he adopted a new constitution that marriage is defined only between a man and a woman, and that life begins at conception, as well as other measures that have been criticized as violating human rights.

But whatever reception he received from the CPAC audience in Dallas, the situation at home is showing cracks.

BUT Orban’s racist speech last week lost an adviser who had worked with him for 20 years. “That’s why we’ve always been at war,” Orban said of the Europeans. “We are ready to mix with each other, but we do not want to become mixed-race peoples.”

Orban has since said he is neither a racist nor an anti-Semite, but his talk of racial purity has caused alarm in his capital, Budapest, where Jews were persecuted and killed during World War II.

Rabbi Robert Frolich of the city’s historic synagogue on Dohany Street said Orban’s words were too close to the truth, especially for older members of his congregation.

“Most of them were Holocaust survivors,” he told CNN. “They are worried. They’ve heard it before and it didn’t end well.”

Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán's 'mixed-race' speech denounced by former aide and Holocaust victims' group
Orban has been consolidating power since becoming prime minister in 2010, having previously held the post from 1998 to 2002. won his fourth consecutive term this April landslide, but Freedom House, a US-based democracy research organization, evaluates the country only as “partly free”.

His economic policies have won him support, but as inflation rises, the situation is beginning to change, according to economist Zoltan Pogaz.

“In the long run, yes, I think Orban will remain popular, but at this particular point in time, I think more people are skeptical of him than ever before,” he said.

Data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that Hungary’s population is shrinking and its GDP is projected to decline by 2.5%.
Hungary is also heavily dependent on Russian gas and any interruption of supplies. could send the country into a deep recessionThis is reported by the International Monetary Fund.

In the central market of Budapest, opinions differ.

David Horvath, a juice seller, says: “Honestly, Viktor Orban is not even liked in our country.”

But the butcher Margaretta Krajnik disagrees. “Viktor Orban does everything for his people,” she says. “He loves his people.”

Sir, this is a separate decision. In Dallas, the reception of American conservatives may be more boisterous.