One of the main things that always annoyed me about former President Obama was that I always felt he was talking down to me.
Apparently he started to believe all of his “fake news” propaganda and press clippings, and actually believed he knew something about something.
I don’t know about you, but I was always grateful to President Obama when he would decide to grace us by sharing his wisdom and knowledge with all of us unenlightened “trailer trash.”
That, on the “flip-side,” is one of the things I like about President Trump. I feel like he’s communicating with me on equal terms; talking with me not at me.
Hungary’s top diplomat has the same feelings apparently. He praised President Trump and his NATO policies recently, while contrasting President Trump’s positive communication style against the Obama-era “lecturing.”
According to Adam Shaw for Fox News, “Hungary’s top diplomat, in an interview with Fox News, praised President Trump’s push for NATO partners to boost military spending, and said the administration’s treatment of Central European countries as allies represents a stark contrast from what he called the “lecturing” of the Obama years.”
‘“Since the current administration has been in power, the relationship has totally changed and the relationship is based on mutual respect which used not to be the case,’ Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Fox News. ‘So before this administration took office, “lecturing” was basically the right expression to describe our relationship.’”
“Szijjarto’s comments came just days after Hungary and the U.S. signed a new Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA). A State Department official told Fox News that the new agreement means the U.S. and Hungary will be ‘better positioned to meet and overcome current and future challenges that threaten stability in the region and beyond.’”
“Szijjarto hailed the agreement as a ‘clear signal’ of the change that has come to the U.S.-Hungarian relationship since Trump entered the White House.”
“Both Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Trump have won elections running campaigns heavy on nationalism and tough on illegal immigration (Hungary has built two border fences since 2015). Hungary was one of the countries to join the U.S. in withdrawing from the U.N. global pact on migration last year.”
The United Nations Global Migration Agreement is a non-binding deal that has created political tensions in several countries, with politicians claiming it will lead to more migration or erode a country’s ability to be in charge of immigration laws.
It was designed “to de-politicize migration again but the pact has done the opposite,” Marion Anne Perrine “Marine” Le Pen, President of the French National Rally political party, has said.
The United States was the first country to pull out of the agreement in December of 2017. A statement at the time said “The agreement was incompatible with US sovereignty and our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone.”
“Hungary followed in July 2018 – and, at the time, the foreign minister said: ‘This pact poses a threat to the world from the aspect that it could inspire millions [of migrants].’”
According to Jack Goodman for BBC News, “Criticism in Europe rose as the date for the signing of the agreement approached.”
‘“The country that signs the pact, obviously signs a pact with the devil,’ said Ms. Le Pen.
“Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński has said the pact ‘could also be an incentive for illegal migration.’”
“Germany backed the agreement but faced stern opposition. Alice Weidel, leader in the German parliament of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD), said: ‘In effect, illegal migration is being legalized.’”
Adam Shaw continued by saying, “Both Orban and Trump have been criticized for their immigration policies, while liberal groups in Hungary have alleged that the Orban government is eroding judicial independence and cracking down harshly on political opposition groups, including passing a ‘Stop Soros’ package of laws aimed at curbing the influence of Hungarian-American left-wing billionaire George Soros in the country.”
Wow…, this George Soros guy really makes the rounds! I still don’t really understand what he’s actually trying to accomplish. I just get the feeling he hates everybody and just wants people to suffer.
I think deep down he has a serious inferiority complex. It’s a combination of the “Napoleon complex” and the “Ugly duckling complex!”
If you’re not familiar with the term, “The Napoleon complex occurs in people of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject’s stature,” according to Wikipedia.
I would add that he would also seem to exhibit “The God complex;” believing he has the ability to control people and situations by virtue of his seemingly limitless funds.
I do know one thing though…, George Soros did not become a billionaire while living under a socialistic system of government, which he now promotes for the rest of us. I think Soros would consider the downfall of Venezuela to be his road map to success.
“Szijjarto indicated there are similarities between the opposition facing Trump and the Hungarian government.”
‘“We understand the global liberal political elite and global liberal media hate your president, they hate what he has been doing, but they hate what we have been doing as well,’ he said.”
Hmmm…, sounds like they have their own issues with the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” and the so-called “elites.”
‘“We are very happy that this administration looks at us Central Europeans as allies instead of lecturing us how to accommodate our life,’ he said, calling it a ‘totally different approach’ from the previous [Obama] administration.”
“Szijjarto said Hungary has no issue with Trump’s push for nations to meet commitments to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense.”
‘“We think that it was absolutely legitimate from his perspective to argue for nation’s commitments to be fulfilled as soon as possible,’ he said, adding that Hungary had already met that commitment.”
“Trump’s aggressive stance with NATO allies, including reports that he has considered withdrawing from the alliance, has led to criticism he is weakening NATO. But Szijjarto’s remarks echo those of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who, in a speech to Congress this month, said that Trump’s push to increase defense spending made the alliance stronger.”
Hmmm…, that’s interesting. Things sure seem quite different when you hear them right from the horse’s mouth as opposed to hearing them through the filter of the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media.”
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