President Trump met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House Monday afternoon; prompting a fierce backlash from CNN that labeled the European politician a “far-right leader” who was “iced out” by Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
“He’s rolled back democratic checks on his power, mused about creating a European ethnostate and erected a razor-wire fence to keep migrants out, angering the rest of the European Union. So why was Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday?” writes CNN.
“Orbán was largely iced out during the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both concerned about the steps he took to consolidate power and block independent media,” adds the news network.
“I know he’s a tough man but he’s a respected man,” Trump said during a joint press conference.
“We are proud to stand together with the United States on fighting against illegal immigration, on terrorism and to protect and help the Christian communities around the world,” said Orban during the briefing.
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