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Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Finds A Bro In 'Wannabe Dictator' Viktor Orbán

The "Late Night" host mocked the president's praise of the Hungarian prime minister, who's known for white nationalist, anti-Semitic views.

President Donald Trump hosted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the White House on Monday, calling him “highly respected.”

But that isn’t how “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and Hungary’s European neighbors see him.

Meyers said Orbán is a “far-right authoritarian strongman” who has “curtailed democracy” and controls the media. His immigration crackdown has made him a “pariah,” Meyers added.

Not to mention that Orbán has anti-Semitic and white nationalist views, according to reports.

Yet Trump, hosting Orbán after predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush wouldn’t, noted that Orbán is “probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that OK.”

That kickstarted Meyers’ “A Closer Look” segment.

“A little controversial is not how you describe a wannabe dictator,” the comedian said. “That’s how your aunt describes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’”

Watch the whole clip above.

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