Former US President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as the leader of Turkey during a campaign speech on Monday Oct. 23.

"There is a man, Viktor Orban, did anyone ever hear of him? He is probably one of the strongest leaders anywhere in the world. He is the leader of Turkey," said Trump, as quoted by the European Pravda publication.

According to Trump, Orban has a "front" with Russia. However, it is worth noting that neither Turkey nor Hungary shares a border with the Russian Federation.

Trump had previously praised Orbán's governance style as an "illiberal democracy" and had hosted him at the White House in 2019.

Orbán was the first European leader to support Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. He continues to publicly endorse the former US president in the upcoming 2024 campaign and in ongoing court cases.

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According to the Hungarian Prime Minister, Trump is "a person who can save the Western world and possibly all of humanity."

In late September, President Zelensky responded critically to Donald Trump's proposed plan to halt the war in Ukraine, urging the former US leader to share any insightful ideas directly.

During an interview with CNN, the Ukrainian president was asked for his thoughts on recent comments made by Trump, in which he claimed that he could negotiate an end to the full-scale invasion "in 24 hours."

Trump has repeatedly made this assertion in recent months without providing specific details on how he would achieve it, suggesting only that convening meetings and communicating with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zelensky would be sufficient.

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Joseph Swanson
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trump is NO friend to Ukraine.  trump will backstab Ukraine.  trump is working on his "24 hrs. plan" through backdoor deals with russia.  trump's idol reagan did the same...backdoor deal with Iran.  In this case, the better deal will be russia will be allowed to keep ALL current occupied Ukrainian land and Ukraine government will be forced to accept it under trump presidency.
October 2007: trump said putin’s doing a great job
December 2011: trump praised putin’s “intelligence” and “no-nonsense way” in his book “Time to Get Tough.”
June 2013: trump wonders if putin will be his “new best friend”
October 2013: trump says putin is outsmarting the US
October 2013: trump says putin is outsmarting the US
Oct. 11, 2015: trump says they had good ratings together
Nov. 10, 2015: trump reiterates that he and putin “were stablemates”
Dec. 17, 2015: trump returns putin’s praise
Dec. 18, 2015: trump defends against allegations putin has ordered the killings of journalists
Feb. 17, : trump says he’d be “crazy” to disavow putin’s praise
April 28: trump says maybe they’ll get along
July 29 2023: trump calls for conditioning Ukraine aid on congressional Biden probes.  Ironically enough, trump was impeached already for having blackmailed Ukraine the first time by holding aid.

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