Ambassador Szemerkényi claims that she had discussions with President Trump about Orbán’s visit

One of the tricks used by Hungarian diplomats is to walk up to a prominent US politician, snap a photo as proof of their “close relationship” and distribute it with a misleading caption.

A couple of days ago an American Red Cross charity ball was held at Mar-a-Lago, the sprawling Palm Beach, Florida, estate owned by Donald Trump. The President and his wife Melania were there with several hundred guests who donated thousands of dollars just to get in. Several Ambassadors were also present.

This was strictly a charity event, a fundraiser for the Red Cross. The funds will be used, among other things, for “offering aid to those affected by Trump’s moratorium on the U.S. refugee program.”

Yes, you read that right. President Trump and other dignitaries of his administration are supporting a charity event to raise funds to assist those who are suffering as a consequence of Trump’s presidential order. There were no political statements and no issues discussed; the theme of the lavish black-tie evening was “Vienna to Versailles.”

Ms. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to Washington, donated a couple of thousand dollars and got an invitation. She snapped up a quick photo with the President and distributed it with the surprising caption: “Discussing upcoming visits of Hungarian PM Orbán and MFAT Szijjártó and strengthening bilateral relations with @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS.”

Ambassador Szemerkényi’s Twitter with President Trump, his wife Melania in the middle and Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi.

Discussion? There has been no official word from the White House that President Trump, or anyone from his administration, discussed anything related to the visit of the authoritarian Hungarian leader.

Throughout the night noisy demonstrators gathered at the gates of Mar-a-Lago. One sign read: “Make America great again – Resign!”

Anti-Trump demonstrators at the gate of Mar-a-Lago

György Lázár

5 Comments

  1. There has been no official word from the White House that President Trump, or anyone from his administration, discussed anything related to the visit of the authoritarian Hungarian leader.

    Mr. Lázár: I reckon it has never occurred to you that you are simply not important enough to be informed about this.

  2. György Lázár says:

    Mr. Liladiadal, now it seems that the Ambassador is backpedaling on her invitation claim. http://24.hu/belfold/2017/02/09/a-washingtoni-nagykovet-elismerte-hogy-nem-nagyon-lesz-orban-trump-talalkozo-a-kozeljovoben/

  3. The fidesznik has always lied and will lie – to paraphrase a fidesz genius.

    Corruption, the fidesz trade mark, is present here too.
    With Szemerkényi’s appointment to Washington, her husband, an executive of the state controlled Hungarian Oil Co, was appointed to the board of MET Ag. This Swiss registered company, formerly a MOL subsidiary, now 40% controlled by MOL, realized more than 90 billion Ft = $ 320 million profits in natural gas purchases “on behalf of MOL”. https://444.hu/2015/04/23/a-washingtoni-magyar-nagykovet-ferje-a-met-igazgatosaganak-uj-tagja

    Why would a giant like MOL need middlemen in their core activity? Naive question, my friends. Because it would have been much more difficult to steal this profit from the MOL accounts. Now it is realized in a private company right away, and we don’t know the owners, let alone where they sent these hundreds of millions.
    Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Orbanistan.

  4. Lázár, your link proves nothing. Obviously China is a different beast – but that it has priority compared to Hungary in no way means that there will not be a meeting. Comrade, the typical cheap make-believe propaganda has again let you down.

    • Lila-ladila

      There will be a Hun PM/POTUS meeting, I know for sure. I just don’t know when, maybe in 2023 or in 2027.

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