Hungary’s leader Viktor Orbán bashed Western Europeans for ‘mixing with non-Europeans’ and said Hungarians ‘do not want to become a mixed race’

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  • Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán  bashed the comingling of Europeans with non-Europeans.

  • Orbán said in a Saturday speech that Hungarians “don’t want to be a mixed race.”

  • The authoritarian leader regards Putin as an ally and was endorsed by Trump.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that his country’s citizens have no interest in fraternizing with non-Europeans, according to Radio Free Europe.

Orbán idealized an “unmixed Hungarian race” while speaking at Baile Tusnad Summer University located in central Romania on Saturday. He argued that Europeans should not mix with “non-Europeans.”

“We move, we work elsewhere, we mix within Europe,” he said. “But we don’t want to be a mixed race” or a “multiethnic” group, he added.

The conservative prime minister also argued that “the west is split in two,” according to Daily News Hungary.

Half, he said, are countries where European and non-European people intermingle. “Those countries are no longer nations,” he said. He did not name any specific nations but pointed to Western Europe, per the Daily News Hungary.

He also said that the countries where Europeans and non-Europeans intermingle “continue to fight central Europe to change us to be like them.”

“In a spiritual sense, the West has moved to central Europe,” he added.

Orbán, who was re-elected for a fourth term in April, is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. He has been praised by some American conservatives but is considered an authoritarian nationalist who is vocally anti-immigrant.

Throughout his speech on Saturday, Orbán also touched on Russia’s war against Ukraine and the role he believes the US should have, The Daily Mail reported.

“A new strategy is needed which should focus peace talks and drafting a good peace proposal… instead of winning the war,” he said, adding: “As Russia wants security guarantees, this war can be ended only with peace talks between Russia and America.”

Orbán and the Hungarian Office of the Prime Minister did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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