BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, offering his “complete support” for the controversial leader who is facing a close parliamentary election this spring.What does Orban's announcement mean for Hungary and the EU?
Orban's announcement came as Hungary's anti-immigration government is locked in a dispute with the EU over the bloc's jurisdiction over the affairs of its 27 members, especially concerning his government's policies on immigration and LGBT issues.Who is Orban and why does he support Trump?
Orban, who has been in power since 2010, also supported Trump’s candidacy against Joe Biden in 2020. Relations between the two countries have soured since Biden’s victory.Will Orban change the way the border is protected?
“We decided that we will not do anything to change the way the border is protected,” Orban said. "We won’t change it and we aren’t going to let anyone in.”