Orban Says Trump Actually Wants Peace, Won’t Give the Ukraine a Penny If Elected

See: A Total Reevaluation of the 2024 Election

This is not what Trump himself is saying. He’s totally backed off the “end the war” position, and now says he just wants to send the hohols “loans” instead of “aid.”

The House is now pushing this proposal, after he floated it.

See:House Pushing “Trump Plan” to Give the Ukraine Their Billions “As a Loan”

Trump’s instinct, I’m sure, is to end the war, and I’m sure this is what he tells people, but he appears to understand that this is nonviable as a position that is going to get him “elected” (i.e., installed by the people who make decisions about who “wins” US elections).

The Guardian:

Donald Trump “will not give a penny” to Ukraine if he is re-elected US president, the far-right Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, said after a controversial meeting with Trump in Florida.

He will not give a penny in the Ukraine-Russia war,” Orbán told state media in Hungary on Sunday. “Therefore, the war will end, because it is obvious that Ukraine can not stand on its own feet.”

According to Orbán, Trump has a “detailed plan” to end the Ukraine war, which began two years ago when Russia invaded.

The US and its allies have supported Ukraine but further US aid is held up in Congress, having passed the Senate with bipartisan support only to be blocked in the House, which is controlled by far-right Trump allies.

Calling Trump “a man of peace”, Orbán said: “If the Americans don’t give money and weapons, along with the Europeans, the war is over. And if the Americans don’t give money, the Europeans alone can’t finance this war. And then the war is over.” (This would likely mean Ukraine losing the war to Russia.)

Orbán and Trump met at Trump’s residence in Palm Beach, Florida, last weekend.

In a statement, Orbán said: “President Trump was a president of peace, he commanded respect in the world, and thus he created the conditions for peace. During his presidency there was peace in the Middle East and peace in Ukraine. And there would be no war today if he were still president of the United States.

We agreed that there will be peace when there are world leaders who want peace. I am proud that Hungary is one of those countries. We also agreed that there is still much potential in US-Hungarian economic relations.

“Here in America the campaign is in full swing, and indeed is rushing ahead. It is up to Americans to make their own decision, and it is up to us Hungarians to frankly admit that it would be better for the world – and better for Hungary, too – if President Donald Trump were to return to power.”

Orban doesn’t want “peace” generally. He’s one of the only leaders outside of the US bloc still supporting the genocide in Gaza.

He doesn’t want the Ukraine war on his border, surely, but he’s not committed to opposition to US/Jewish wars.

What he’s saying here does not appear to mean much of anything.