On Wednesday, the United States Embassy in Budapest issued a statement saying that any rhetoric that serves to incite hatred and spread racism is unacceptable.
They wrote: “The Embassy of the United States of America condemns all ideologies, policies and rhetoric that promote doctrines of hatred and division.” They added, “we must never forget that what began as racist and xenophobic rhetoric by the leaders of the 20th century ended in the genocide of millions.”
They concluded by stating that “human dignity and equality know no national boundaries, and we firmly believe that human diversity is one of our greatest strengths,” writes Index.hu.
The embassy’s statement did not literally state that this was a reaction to Viktor Orbán’s speech: however, the text they released cannot be interpreted in any other context right now. The Prime Minister’s speech last weekend was, according to many, hateful and racist. Several politicians and organisations in Hungary and abroad have already protested against this, and one of the prime minister’s senior advisers has resigned.
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Source: Index.hu, DNH
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