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  After years on the outs, Trump welcomes Hungary's far-right nationalist to the White House
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Last EditedRP  May 13, 2019 11:44am
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AuthorKevin Liptak
News DateMonday, May 13, 2019 04:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOrbán 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.

"I can tell you, knowing the President for a good 25 or 30 years, that he would love to have the situation that Viktor Orbán has, but he doesn't," David Cornstein told The Atlantic last week.
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