Interview: Viktor Orbán's "bromance" with Trump

George Ajjan, an international political strategist, told Newsweek that Orbán's message to Trump is indicative of the men's shared values. "The chummy sentiments between Trump and Orbán have less to do with Putin and more to do with their membership in the same political tribe: Populists who skillfully manipulate right-wing sentiments in their quest to remain in power," Ajjan said. He continued, "Each wears his respective anti-establishment credentials as a badge of honor: Trump brashly bucks Beltway consensus when it suits him, just as Orbán relishes the consternation he brings upon EU bureaucrats. In this context, Orbán's message of solidarity with Trump's legal troubles makes perfect sense, as Hungary has been singled out and sanctioned by Brussels under his leadership."