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Hillary Clinton criticizes Hungary’s government

A pro-government pundit dismisses Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Hungary is an authoritarian dictatorship that threatens world peace.

Clinton seen as the winner

A left-wing analyst urges the government to make gestures towards the United States and erase the impression that it is siding with Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton’s health problems

Commenting on the sudden collapse of the democratic presidential nominee during Sunday's 9/11 anniversary commemoration at Ground Zero, the leading left-wing daily complains that neither candidate is willing to release relevant data about themselves, while a radical conservative commentator suspects that the scene was the beginning of the end of Mrs Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

Trump and Clinton in the spotlight

A left-wing columnist thinks that although Prime Minister Orbán is leaning towards Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is preferable for the world because she is moderate and experienced. A conservative commentator believes that both are poor candidates, but Trump may perhaps change American foreign policy for the better.

Clinton camp criticised over Russia

A conservative and a centrist columnist ridicule the US Democrats for vilifying Russia and reviving Cold War propaganda in 2016.

Bill Clinton accuses Hungarians of opting for autocracy

Commentators find Bill Clinton’s remarks on Hungary unfair, but for differing reasons.

Another warning from Clinton; no direct criticism from Merkel

Right wing Magyar Nemzet is sarcastic about letters from the Chairman of the European Commission and the US Secretary of State to the Hungarian PM, while left wing Népszabadság speculates about the lack of public criticism towards Hungary on the part of the German government.

Clinton and Rice in Budapest

Striking differences were apparent in the press coverage of the visits of two US Secretaries of State to Budapest. Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice came to unveil the monument to Ronald Reagan, while her successor, Hillary Clinton spoke at the opening ceremony of the Tom Lantos Institute.

Weeklies on Capitol siege

As their editions last week just missed the assault on Washington’s Capitol Hill by enraged Trump supporters, Hungarian weeklies now devote considerable space to reports and comments on the events.

Lessons of the US riots

Pundits across the political spectrum discuss the US protests – with an eye on their possible meaning and implications for Hungary.