Trump welcomes Hungary’s prime minister to White House

President Trump on Monday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House.

This is the leader’s first formal White House meeting with a U.S. president since 1998.

Orban, who has pushed restrictive immigration policies, has been called “Trump before Trump” by the president’s former adviser, Stephen Bannon. But Trump’s White House advisers reportedly urged him not to fully embrace Orban at this meeting.

In a joint press conference, Trump said Orban has done a “tremendous job” and is “highly respected all over Europe.” A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote a letter to the president expressing concern that “Democracy in Hungary has significantly eroded” under Orban and asking him to bring this up during the visit.

This coming from left swinging Politico

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