Trump quotes Putin condemning American democracy, praises autocrat Orban

In a recent Fox News interview, US President Donald Trump praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him an ‘incredible guy.’ Trump also quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had recently criticized American democracy, saying ‘it’s an outrage’. Trump then praised Orban, calling him ‘a strong man’ and ‘a respected man.’ This statement was surprising given Orban’s history of democratic backsliding and criticisms of his increasingly authoritarian tendencies.