Sure, why not?
Courtesy of CNN:
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 is Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday?
Administration officials say the invitation to the White House for talks — the first for a Hungarian prime minister in years — is part of a concerted strategy to re-engage Central European nations as Russia and China seek to exert influence in the region.
But the visit is raising questions about which leaders Trump is looking to cultivate — including a long list of global strongmen — at the expense of more traditional US allies.
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. He last visited the White House for one-on-one meetings in 2001, during his first stint as prime minister, but was refused a meeting with the President, instead resigned to meeting only with then-Vice President Dick Cheney.
Since then, he’s adopted a more stridently nationalist tone — including calls to create in Hungary a homogenous society that blocks asylum seekers or other refugees.
You know I think your first indication that this is a bad idea should be learning that only Dick Cheney agreed to meet with him before.
But if you are working why Trump would eagerly agree to this meeting I urge you to go back and reread the portion where he is described as a “white nationalist.”
I think that pretty much explains it.
— CNN (@CNN) May 14, 2019
Another embarrassing day for the country thanks to Donald Trump.