YOUTUBE/GETTYLászló Toroczkai insists the 100-mile fence had 'saved' his town
László Toroczkai, the Mayor of Ásotthalom and founder of the far-right 64 Counties Youth Movement, insists the 100-mile fence, built during the 2015 migrant crisis in Europe, had ‘saved’ his town on the border with Serbia.
Mr Toroczkai claims the two parallel barriers, which are guarded by soldiers, thermal cameras and 3,000 ‘border hunters’, has restored “calmness” to the area which had been in the path of a stream of refugees moving north through the continent.
The Mayor believes US President Donald Trump will be encouraged by Hungary’s hard line stance and insisted: “I hope it inspires Americans.”
Mr Trump has pushed his ‘America First’ agenda that includes the wall along the US-Mexico border that the President claims will stem the flow of immigrants and drug trafficking.
The Hungarian Mayor was a big supporter of building the fence in his country at the height of the migrant crisis, which authorities insist has closed down a major route through Europe.
He said: “This was not normal migration - this was like an attack.