President Trump welcomed Hungary’s controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban with praises and open dialogue about current and future events impacting America.
“Orban is a highly respected leader all over Europe, a little bit controversial maybe but that’s okay. You’re doing a great job to keep your country safe,” said President Trump during today’s meeting.
Many have drawn a comparison between the ideological similarities of the president and prime minister when it comes to their strong stances on illegal immigration.
“I know he’s a tough man, but he’s a respected man,” said a sympathizing POTUS. The names of other political power players were also in the air as President Trump confirmed what he expects to be a “fruitful meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan.
President Trump also took the opportunity to discuss the tariffs he has placed on China at today’s meeting.
He told the media that the decision to order the tariff move came after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were informed, in China, that the deal was off. President Trump says the deal was “95 percent done” when the instance occurred.
His overall attitude towards the ongoing trade war seemed pleasant. “I love the position we’re in,” he said. “I think it’s working out really well.”
Trump on Vladimir Putin
While Russian President Vladimir Putin was not physically present at the meeting today, his name buzzed around the Oval Office as POTUS confirmed a direct meeting with the Russian president at the G20 Summit.
When questioned about his highly scrutinized relationship with Russia President Trump proudly said, “there has never been someone so tough on Russia, but at the same time we’re going to end up getting along with Russia.”
Another prideful moment for the president came when he boasted the words “no collusion” in response to questions about potential interference of foreign intelligence in the upcoming 2020 election.
“Well, I never did use [it]. As you probably know, that’s what the Mueller Report was all about,” President Trump stated. “I don’t need it. All need is the opponents that I’m looking at. I’m liking what I see.”
President Trump took a more solemn tone when warning Iranian officials that “if they do anything, it’ll be a very bad mistake.” This came as a response to a question regarding potential attacks of oil tankers in the Mediterranean Sea. “It’ll be a bad problem for Iran if something happens I can tell you that.”
In response to the day’s events, many people took to social media to discuss what had just happened, express concern and condemnation for any potential relationship with the United States and nationalist Prime Minister Orban, and make predictions regarding the upcoming G20 Summit.