Hungarian Conservative

US Ambassador Acts as a Political Activist, Analysts Opine on Public Television 

David Pressman, US Ambassador to Hungary is interviewed in Beregdaróc, some 280 km from Budapest in Eastern Hungary on 3 May 2023 during his visit at the Hungarian-Ukrainian border region.
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Renowned Hungarian political analysts concurred on a recent talk show that US Ambassador David Pressman is a political activist rather than a diplomat.

In a recent episode of the political talk show 48 Minutes with Tamás Lánczi, aired on public M1 television, the discussion touched upon the recent scandal involving David Pressman, who claimed in remarks at a Jewish and Israeli film festival in Budapest that the government-financed billboard campaign featuring Alex Soros and Ursula von der Leyen is antisemitic.

Programme host Tamás Lánczi’s guests, including constitutional lawyer Zoltán Lomnici Jr, advisor to Századvég, Ágoston Sámuel Mráz, director of the Nézőpont Institute, and István Pócza, professional programme manager of the Batthyány Lajos Foundation, concurred that the US Ambassador who constantly criticizes the government is a ‘parachuted’ political activist.

The host nailed down that Ambassador

David Pressman offended Hungary in an unprecedented manner

when falsely claiming that the government’s posters had anti-Semitic connotations.

Highlighting the absurdity of the criticism, Tamás Lánczi reminded that the qualifying matches of the Israeli football team were held in Hungary, as the national team of the Jewish state found Hungary the safest place among hundreds of countries. Moreover, Budapest hosts Jewish and Israeli film festivals, another testimony to Hungary being a safe haven for Jews. ‘Why bring up the anti-Semitic card again?’, he asked the rhetorical question.

Ágoston Sámuel Mráz stated that David Pressman behaves not as an ambassador but as a political activist. ‘He is supported by democratic liberal circles in the United States, and when there was a change of generations in the Soros Empire, The Wall Street Journal wrote that George Soros is the biggest supporter of the Democratic Party. So, it wasn’t anti-Semitism that bothered David Pressman but the appearance of George Soros’s son in Hungarian government communication,

the analyst declared.

István Pócza emphasized growing antisemitism in the West is not reflected on in the Western media. He recalled an American colleague who, when shown around Budapest, was surprised to find that the accusations against Hungary he had heard on CNN were false.

According to Zoltán Lomnici Jr, the US Ambassador is ‘a parachuted career diplomat,’ adding that ‘the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) is a much more credible entity in this regard than David Pressman’. The constitutional lawyer further underscored that EMIH has consistently stated in recent years that Hungary is one of the safest countries in the region.

Ágoston Sámuel Mráz pointed out: ‘The rolling dollars scandal is the best example that the American Left wants a change of government. Perhaps the ambassador spoke of anti-Semitism as a reflex, and he didn’t take it seriously himself either.’

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Sources: Hungarian Conservative/ Perc

Renowned Hungarian political analysts concurred on a recent talk show that US Ambassador David Pressman is a political activist rather than a diplomat.