(I think there is a big difference between shouldn't and couldn't.)
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called on conservatives in Europe and the U.S. to take back power from liberals, declaring a "clash of civilizations" is underway.
The far-right leader, who addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas on Thursday, recently faced an international backlash over controversial remarks he made in late July, in which he said Hungarians "do not want to become peoples of mixed race." One former adviser, who has since resigned, referred to those comments as "a pure Nazi speech worthy of Goebbels."
Orbán, who came to power in 2010, has increasingly clamped down on political opposition and press freedom, consolidating his power further over the last two elections.
At CPAC, Orbán tried to preempt criticism, claiming "a Christian politician cannot be racist" and that those who consider him a racist or anti-Semite are "simply idiots." ...
Huntington wrote "The Clash of Civilizations?" initially as an article, later expanding it into a book. It's more about global issues, an intense read. About a decade ago I wrote a paper on it (the article, not the book); I disagreed with a lot of it and thought it rather racist. The concept is that cultural issues (including religion) are what will divide peoples. Seems an odd choice to quote if one is trying to prove that they are not racist, especially as he is from Turkey which has had many cultural influences over the centuries.
"A Christian politician cannot be racist". We can expect this asinine lie to be picked up and parroted by the MAGAs. But the more absurd the lie, the faster the dimwitted middle will be disgusted by what they can grasp. I like Swalwell's comment that CPAC attendees should have worn sheets.