CPAC official melts down over Joe Biden's 'semi-fascist' label despite its embrace of Viktor Orbán

CPAC official melts down over Joe Biden's 'semi-fascist' label despite its embrace of Viktor Orbán
Image via Shutterstock.
Bank

Mercedes Schlapp of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) decried accusations that supporters of Donald Trump are "semi-fascist" even though her political event is aligned with Hungarian President Viktor Orbán.

During a Monday appearance on Fox News, Schlapp attacked President Joe Biden because he said that Trump's MAGA movement was "semi-fascist."

"If I were Democrats, I would reevaluate these talking points, especially when Joe Biden is going out there calling those MAGA Republicans semi-fascist," Schlapp complained. "I mean, that is a complete insult and something that I think is anti-American and really he is no longer the one that is a unifier in this country."

But just weeks earlier, Schlapp's CPAC event hosted Orbán, who promotes a version of "soft fascism."

"Hundreds of die-hard right-wing activists descended on the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week," the Texas Observer reported earlier this month. "It's the third CPAC event this year alone, following prior events in Orlando, Florida and Budapest, Hungary. It's also the third CPAC event in a row which featured explicitly Christian nationalist and fascistic speakers."

Watch the video clip below from Fox News.

CPAC official decries 'semi-fascist' label despite alliance with Viktor Orbán youtu.be

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.