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Hungarian PM's US visit triggers outcry

But much of criticism over Orban's meeting with Trump reflects European hypocrisy

"Probably like me he is a little bit controversial, but that's OK," US President Donald Trump told journalists in Washington earlier this week as he greeted Mr Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary.

Coming from an American leader who does not usually mince his words, this was an understatement.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2019, with the headline 'Hungarian PM's US visit triggers outcry'. Print Edition | Subscribe