Trump Welcomes Hungarian Strongman to White House: Even though Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is basically considered a pariah by most of Europe because of his dismantling of Hungary’s democratic institutions, shutting down opposition media, eliminating independent courts, cruel treatment of asylum seekers and frequent anti-Semitic provocations, President Trump is all set to welcome him to the White House this week.
Oh well - another day, another dictator invited to the White House to be praised by President Trump for being such a "strong leader.” No big deal. After all, the world seems to be full of them these days and, as President Trump will likely remind us, “we have some very fine dictators on both sides.”
I mean, Trump’s best pals are not just your average demagogic strongmen, they read like a “Who’s Who” of world dictators - Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, Rodrigo Duterte and now - Viktor Orban - and that’s just a partial list. I have to say, that’s quite an interesting bunch of folks.
Makes you wonder, how long before Benito Mussolini’s lovely granddaughter Alessandra gets that invite to dine with the President and Melania? All I can say is, who knows what the world would look like today - had Donald Trump been our President back in the 1930’s.