Donald Trump urges Spanish hard-Right to do “great, conservative things” at Madrid rally

The former President praised Spain's Vox party for the 'great job' they do

Donald Trump appeared at an event hosted by Spain's Vox party where he told crowds several thousands 'we have to make sure that we protect our borders and do lots of very good conservative things' in a video message.

The former President appeared alongside Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister and Giorgia Meloni, Italy's incoming prime minister, who all demanded an end to 'EU overreach'.

“My thanks for President Donald Trump, a visionary in the fight for sovereign nations,” said Santiago Abascal, the leader of Vox.

In a recording that lasted under 40 seconds made while Trump was on an airplane, Trump thanked Spain’s far-right Vox party and its leader Santiago Abascal for what he called the “great job” they do.

“We have to make sure that we protect our borders and do lots of very good conservative things,” Trump said. “Spain is a great country and we want to keep it a great country. So congratulations to Vox for so many great messages you get out to the people of Spain and the people of the world.”

Vox captured national attention on Spain's political landscape in 2019 when it became the third-largest force in Spain’s Parliament after an election that led to a national left-wing coalition that still holds power. Vox's messages include zero tolerance for Catalan separatism, disdain for gender equality, diatribes against unauthorised immigration from Africa and embracing both the “Reconquista” of medieval Spain from Islam as well as the legacy of Gen. Francisco Franco’s 20th-century dictatorship.

Abascal returned the flattery when he took to the stage at the outdoor venue after more video messages by European and South American right-wing politicians and an in-person speech by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.