Just as President Donald Trump was castigated by the left for congratulation President Vladimir Putin on his recent electoral victory, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is now under fire for congratulating Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his reelection.
Critics of Johnson seem even crazier than those of Trump. Orbán’s Hungary is a member of the EU, and NATO. But Orbán has upset the ruling EU Commission cabal by standing firm against their demands that Hungary accept refugees.
The Guardian reports:
Boris Johnson has been criticised for congratulating Hungary’s Viktor Orbán on his election victory, despite harsh criticism from international observers who noted the campaign’s intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric.
The foreign secretary tweeted congratulations to Orbán, who will now serve a third consecutive term as prime minister, having campaigned with his Fidesz party almost exclusively on an anti-migration platform.
“Congratulations to Fidesz and Viktor Orbán on winning the elections in Hungary,” Johnson tweeted. “We look forward to working with our Hungarian friends to further develop our close partnership.”
Congratulations to both Orbán for his victory, and Johnson for his bravery.