By Owen Heimsoth | USA
Just a few months after U.S. politicians attacked Russia for their alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the State Department is investing $700,000 in Hungarian media in attack of Viktor Orban. Orban is the current Prime Minister of Hungary.
This funding has been announced by David Kostelancik, the U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires in Hungary. He currently works in the United States Hungarian Embassy in Budapest. On October 18, he was summoned to Hungarian foreign ministry after a speech criticizing Hungarian media policies. He said, “Government allies have steadily acquired control and influence over the media market, without objection from the regulatory body designed to prevent monopolies. Most recently, companies affiliated with pro-government figures acquired control of the last remaining independent regional newspapers.”
Kostelancik also appears to be an open critic of President Trump, attacking “apparent inconsistencies in [US] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”
According to TheGatewayPundit.com, this could be the work of the so-called “deep state” and George Soros, a Hungarian-American. They say that “Deep state operatives in the State Department despise Orban for his pro-democracy, anti-immigrant positions.”
Orban is the president of the conservative Fidesz party in Hungary. The party is likely to win come the springtime parliamentary elections. Major opposition includes the Hungarian Socialist Party and nationalist far-right party Jobbik.