WASHINGTON (JTA) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as a “tough” defender of Christianity, ignoring calls from lawmakers of both parties to call out the right-wing leader as anti-Semitic and anti-democratic.
“Viktor Orbán has done a tremendous job in so many different ways,” Trump said Monday in greeting Orbán at the White House. “Highly respected. Respected all over Europe. Probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that’s OK. That’s OK. You’ve done a good job and you’ve kept your country safe.” [Read more…]