Matt Schlapp tells Steve Bannon CPAC will be “a little bit Hungarian” in its treatment of the press
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has restricted press freedom in building what he calls an “illiberal democracy”
According to The Atlantic, Hungarian president Viktor Orbán “has overseen the steady dismantling of the country’s democratic institutions, eroding its press freedoms, undermining its education system, and limiting the power of its judiciary. As an open advocate of 'illiberal democracy'—his country is the first and only EU member state to be considered just 'partly free' by the think tank Freedom House.”
In 2022, CPAC hosted a Hungarian edition of its conference in Budapest.
Following reports that a former Herschel Walker staffer claimed that Schlapp “fondled” his crotch, Schlapp and his wife Mercedes have disappeared from their regular appearances on Fox News, instead opting for considerably smaller platforms like War Room and Newsmax.