Secret service reports show that Hungarian-born billionaire US financier George Soros is manipulating opinions in Hungary, government office chief János Lázár told the website of commercial broadcaster ATV.
“There are no migrant-friendly, opposition-leaning organisations that are not financed by Soros,” he claimed. Mr. Lázár said last week at his regular weekly press conference that Mr. Soros was an influential supporter of the US Democratic Party and the Clinton family, and he would “make room for his views at any cost”. He added that the billionaire is likely to soon take action against the Orbán government “which is considered one of his most dangerous political enemies in Europe”.
The 86-year-old business magnate, who is known for his generous support for pro-refugee and other liberal causes, has become something of an arch-enemy in the eyes of the Hungarian government (photo: 24.hu)
Asked whether there was any direct evidence concerning how Mr. Soros influences migrant matters in Hungary, Lázár told atv.hu that thanks to Soros’s financing, civil organisations in Hungary had gained “outsized influence in Hungarian society in proportion to their real power”. The financier, who is among the world’s richest individuals, is behind left-wing opposition opinions voiced over the migrant issue, as he is their biggest sponsor. “This is how hefights for his beliefs; and we fight in our own ways,” Mr. Lázár told left-leaning atv.hu.
Pressed to reveal evidence for his accusations, he said no other evidence is necessary when Mr. Soros himself had claimed that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was his “most dangerous European enemy.” Lázár added there was secret-service evidence, but this is not in the public realm.
Last Friday, George Soros was accused by Mr. Orbán in his regular Friday morning radio interview of masterminding the pro-immigration stance of the American Democratic Party, notably the Clinton family and President Barack Obama.