Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sang the praises of his "hero" Matteo Salvini at their highly-anticipated summit in Milan, asserting the safety of Europe hinges upon the Italian interior minister's unwavering commitment to border security.
Declaring that Salvini has undertaken a "historic mission" to be "the first Mediterranean politician that seeks to stop migrants," Orbán urged his counterpart to remain steadfast in the face of immense pressure from open-borders globalists.
"The security of the European Union depends on Salvini’s success and we urge him not to flinch," Orbán said. "Hungary has shown that we can stop migrants on land. Salvini has shown migrants can be stopped at sea. We thank him for protecting Europe’s borders."
"There are two sides at the moment in Europe. One is led by Macron, who is supporting migration. The other one is supported by countries who want to protect their borders. Hungary and Italy belong to the latter."
Orbán and Salvini also agree that migrants already in Europe must deported, regardless of Brussels' demands.
"We must send migrants back to their countries," Orbán said. "Brussels says we cannot do it. They also had said it was impossible to stop migrants on land, but we did it."
Salvini welcomed Orbán's support and their budding alliance, asserting, "We are close to a historic turning point for the future of Europe."
"We want to change Europe’s commission," Salvini said. "We want to protect our borders. We are going to fight pro-migrant policies supported by Macron and Soros."
Orbán, who has stood as a bulwark against rampant migration into Europe, finds himself increasingly surrounded by like-minded allies, such as Salvini, who are rising to power as nationalist populism sweeps the continent.
"Me and Salvini, we seem to share the same destiny," Orbán told reporters in Milan. "He is my hero."
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