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Hillary Clinton Compares Trump’s U.S. to Authoritarian Hungary

"Similar stories are unfolding in Poland, and too many other places – including in my own country," Clinton said.

By NTK Staff | 10.10.2018 @4:56pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared the United States under President Trump’s leadership to authoritarian Hungary, during a speech at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

“Even what we once thought of as sturdy democracies are at risk of coming apart,” Clinton said.

Clinton then cited a Freedom House study which found, in 2017, that “[s]eventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties.”

“Last month, the European Parliament initiated an Article 7 disciplinary process against Hungary’s right-wing nationalist government for failing to respect human right, and the rule of law, and for attacking the independence of the judiciary, civil society, and academia,” Clinton continued.

Politico reported on the EU’s Article 7 vote in September:

“With 448 votes in favor, the Parliament decided for the first time to initiate a so-called Article 7 process, citing concerns about judicial independence, corruption, freedom of expression, academic freedom, the rights of minorities and migrants, and other issues.”

“Similar stories are unfolding in Poland, and too many other places – including in my own country,” Clinton said.

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